If you live in the Depoe Bay Fire District, and you want to know who is absolutely committed to being on the other end of each and every 9-1-1 call, here’s your chance to see them up close and professionally!
Thanks to a recent property tax override the Depoe Bay Fire Rescue District was able to hire six new full time firefighters. It means that every fire truck leaving a Depoe Bay fire station will have more than just a driver aboard gambling that the district’s trusted volunteers would be able to show up on scene at the same time – for a fire, traffic crash, medical call, you name it. And sometimes it’s been a bit unnerving. That’s why they went to the voters asking for them to vote their best interest. And they did.
Wednesday, February 24th at 7pm, at the Gleneden Beach Fire Hall, those six new firefighters, after having gone additional training, will be receiving their firefighter badges. Fire Chief Josh Williams, Assistant Chief Bill Johnson and the Fire District Board will be on hand to do the honors. It’s a big day and a big deal, not only for the firefighters but also for the community in that it will now enjoy a substantially higher level of emergency services never before offered in the area – faster responses, saving more lives and property – all because the voters of Depoe Bay believed their fire department when their firefighters sounded the alarm for help. Depoe Bay voters wasted no time in responding with an expedited Code 3 YES!
The badge pinning ceremony for Depoe Bay’s new firefighters begins at 6pm, Wednesday, February 24th at the Gleneden Beach station at the south end of the Gleneden Beach Loop.