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Banks Fire District will host open house in Banks Saturday

The Banks Fire District will host an open house at the district offices in Banks Saturday, October 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

The district is marking the occasion of Fire Prevention Week. 

During the open house, attendees can expect fire truck rides, station tours, a meet and greet with firefighters, kids activities and giveaways, and more. 

Also present will be representatives from the Life Light Network, Oregon Department of Forestry, the city of Banks, and more. 

The Banks Fire District is located at 13430 NW Main Street.

District hosts training event at Hornshuh Creek Fire Station in Buxton

The Banks Fire District played host to training at the Hornshuh Creek Fire Station Tuesday and Wednesday, pulling in firefighters from Vernonia, Corbett, and beyond. 

Using the facility’s self-contained burn unit, trainers taught a class dubbed “Gunslingers: Hose, Nozzle, Water, and Fire ‘No Truck No Problem,’” aimed at departments without ladder trucks, Banks Fire Public Information Officer Scott Adams said. 

“The training we are able to provide at our volunteer department can rival or surpass the training many paid/career departments can muster,” Adams said in a social media post.

Chas Hundley is the editor of the Banks Post and sister news publications the Gales Creek Journal and the Salmonberry Magazine. He grew up in Gales Creek and has a cat.

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