Toledo Rural Fire District Board of Directors is inviting Eddyville area residents to tour the new Eddyville Fire Station site, see the building plans, learn about Disaster Preparedness and enjoy a free lunch tomorrow from 11:00 – 2:00. The new fire station will be located at 124 Nashville Road behind Eddyville Post Office. This is a great opportunity to learn about the new Fire Station as well as emergency preparedness and prevention. Attendees will also get to meet the local volunteers and learn how to be involved. According to Toledo Fire Chief Will Ewing the idea is to get sleeper volunteers at the new station.He said paid staff would also be part of the rotation staying at the station giving them a chance to work on special projects and interact with the local community. Chief Ewing said this will also provide an opportunity to work with Corvallis fire education students.
The fire station will serve the communities of Toledo, Chitwood and Eddyville. Volunteers will also be able to respond to wildland fire emergencies, hazardous materials response, rescue situations and car crashes. In addition, the Fire District plays a major role in community response to such potential emergencies as earthquakes and floods as well as prevention activities such as Fire Inspections, Public Education and Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT). Four full time staff handle the day-today administrative functions, but the remainder of the District’s response personnel are volunteers. There is a need for more volunteers. Training is provided. For more details come to the open house tomorrow in Eddyville or call 541-574-4000.