UMATILLA, Ore. - The Umatilla County Fire District #1 is asking voters to consider Measure 30-14 in the May Election, which will fund equipment, vehicle and facility upgrades.

The upgrades will protect first responder health and safety, continue reliable response time, and modernize equipment to reduce maintenance costs in the long run.

The projects included in the bond are:
• Emergency responder safety apparatus, including portable radio systems and protective
equipment to preserve personnel and volunteer health.
• Fire station renovations to create separate quarters for men and women, new alert systems
for all stations, and roofing repairs to reduce long-term maintenance costs.
• Expanded vehicle bays to create adequate staging areas for response vehicles and upgraded
engine exhaust systems to reduce health risks for personnel.
• Upgraded fire and ambulance vehicles to ensure response times can remain low and to
reduce ongoing maintenance costs.

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