Goshen Fire District's Budget Committee met Wednesday evening and engaged in a review and discussion of the fiscal year 16-17 budget. Topics of conversation focused on long-term capital purchases, cooperative ventures with other districts, and the rising costs of PERS and healthcare. Subsequent to their discussion the Budget Committee via unanimous consent approved the FY 16-17 budget and recommended it be moved to Board review for final approval. A Budget Hearing is sched
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Goshen Fire District was proud to participate in a grant program sponsored by the Oregon State Fire Marshall's Office in which 70+ smoke detectors were provided to community members. These smoke detectors were provided to resident's free of charge to help insure our community's safety. THANK YOU to the volunteers who committed their time going door to door to install and test these detectors.
Lieutenant Cameron Brooks joins Goshen Fire District as a temporary Firefighter / Maintenance Technician. A volunteer for 2 years, Lt. Brooks is well versed in our apparatus, and station needs. Please join us in welcoming Cameron to this paid position!
The city of Sutherlin Fire Department hired a new assistant fire chief last week to replace the former assistant fire chief who left the position after only a few months. Lon Dragt, 45, comes most recently from the Goshen Rural Fire Protection District where he served as a captain. Dragt started in the fire service in 1998 with the Santa Clara Rural Fire District where he served 10 years before going into the private sector. He attended Lane Community College and Pioneer Paci