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By Jana Mathia
Whitman County Gazette 

Rural fire department growing with local help


November 19, 2020

DIAMOND—New vehicle, coveralls and members, oh my! The Diamond Fire Department has seen a lot of improvement since the Labor Day fires, mostly due to support of other fire departments in Rural Fire District #11 and a Rural Community Grant.

“There was a lot of cooperation that happened to get this done,” Rob Shindler, two-year fire chief, said.

Shindler was specifically speaking of the addition of a 2000 Ford Med-Tec aid rig and receiving an aid license. That means now the department can respond to medical calls and do initial patient care before an ambulance arrives.

The aid rig wa...

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