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News Release
Tangent Fire donates Tender 72 to Gates Fire - 08/11/22

It has been two years since the disastrous fires struck the communities in the Santiam Canyon. It is important for us to remember that these communities are still facing the challenges of rebuilding, and continually need our support. The challenges the local fire departments of Gates, Mill City, Detroit and Idhana are facing today will continue into the future. 

Tangent Fire had the opportunity to pass on to Gates Fire their Tender 72. This tender needed some work to get it ready for more years of usefulness. So, a shout-out goes to the neighboring districts who helped with the needed repairs. This is a reminder of how our fire district families help each other in times of need. 

On July 26, 2022 interim chief of Tangent Fire Jim Stearns, Board President John Dunn and Director Paul Strombeck had the opportunity to meet at Gates Fire with their Board President Alexis Winn, Lt. Burt Hagen and EMT Jacob Rothrock. At this time, Tender 72 was officially presented to Gates Fire. This will be a great addition to their fire service.

Board President, Tangent Fire

John Dunn

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