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Northwest Farm Credit Services donates $3,500


Ryan Kile I Northwest Farm Credit Services

Whitman County Fire District 5 Chief Gil White (left) accepts a donation check from Kyle Rile, of Northwest Farm Credit Services (right), in Colfax.

COLFAX – A donation of $3,500 was made to the Whitman County Fire District 5 to improve response times for emergency aid near Lamont.

The money is from a rural grant provided by Northwest Farm Credit Services.

It was used to buy a Jeep Cherokee and convert it to an aid vehicle for the rural fire district. EMT Holli Basus is assigned the SUV.

"It made sense to have some of the EMTs keep the vehicles at their residence ... to make response times faster," said Ryan Kile, Colfax branch manager for Northwest Farm Services. "It's a pretty good addition for them and their local fire department....

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