Recent flooding and wildfire conditions have increased the need for such Oregon-built vehicles.
The Oregon Office of Emergency Management has awarded six fire districts across Oregon with new all-terrain vehicles to assist their communities with disaster preparedness and response.
The vehicles are purchased through an Oregon state program called SPIRE, which stands for State Preparedness and Incident Response Equipment. SPIRE funds the purchase and distribution of equipment to be used during an emergency to decrease the risk for loss of life and property damage. SPIRE grant equipment supports state-driven emergency preparedness efforts by allowing for a more efficient response at the local level.
The six vehicles have been delivered or are in the process of being delivered to Aurora Fire District, Cannon Beach Fire District, Eugene Springfield Fire, Evans Valley Fire District #6, Hoodland Fire District #74 and Warrenton Fire Department.
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