Awards, Banks Fire District, Government

Banks Fire District wins Special Districts award

The Banks Fire District #13 Headquarters. Photo: Brenda Schaffer

BANKS - Banks Fire District 13 received the 2019 Outstanding Special District Program Award from the Special Districts Association of Oregon (SDAO) for districts with five or fewer full-time employees. Banks Fire operates with about 70 committed volunteer firefighters.

SDAO Executive Director Frank Stratton said the Banks Fire District is being recognized for its creation of a program that receives and installs smoke detectors in homes all over its district, including upgrading those detectors that do not meet current standards.

“They went from house to house installing smoke detectors for people using mainly volunteer firefighters,” Stratton said.

The Outstanding Special District Program Award recognizes innovative projects and programs, outstanding safety, public information, public involvement in a district decision-making process, or other outstanding achievements.

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