Sweet Home fire personnel spend 1,200 hours helping with out-of-town forest fires


September 27, 2023

Benny Westcott

New Paramedic/Firefighter Jonathan Lemar shaking hands with Fire Chief Nick Tyler

At the Sept. 19 Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District board meeting at Station 21, Fire Chief Nick Tyler shared that this summer SHFD personnel responded to the Moon Mountain, Hat Rock, Smith River, Tyee Ridge, and Lookout fires. SHFD has billed two of those fires so far for $20,273.

In all, SHFD personnel spent a total of 1,200 hours on those fires.

"For 1,200 hours, we had Sweet Home Fire represented in some other community helping some other homeowners," Tyler said. "So I'm pretty proud of that."

He noted that "We had help from the Oregon State Fire Marshal's office during the Wiley Fir...

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