The East Lincoln County Fire and Rescue Board of Directors had the pleasure of hosting dinner on August 21 for Sweet Home Fire Chief David Barringer and Sweet Home Fire Board Director Don Hopkins in appreciation of their gift of a fire engine. This engine will be stationed in East Lincoln County, and is part of a plan to improve emergency response in that area. The Board also plans a ballot measure to fund building a station in Eddyville, which would also function as a community center. During their dinner meeting, it was also learned that Mr. Hopkins has deep roots in Lincoln County, first as a Toledo High School grad, then as a 5th/6th grade math and science teacher in Waldport and later as a 6th grade teacher and Assistant Principal in Eddyville.Fire truck with still lots of life left in it is donated to East Lincoln Co. Fire District.
L to R: E Lincoln Cty Fire Board members Jeff Doyle, David Boyce; Sweet Home Fire Chief David Barringer and Sweet Home Fire Board Director Don Hopkins; E. Lincoln County Fire Board Members Bob Pearson, Dave Loomis, John Ehmer, Toledo Fire Chief Larry Robeson.
The gifted engine is a1991 Pierce Type 1 engine with an 800 gallon tank and a 1250 gallon per minute pump. The District also owns a 2006 International water tender that carries 3000 gallons of water with a 750 gpm pump and a 1995 International 4×4 brush engine that carries 800 gallons of water and pumps 150 gpm.