New ladder truck adds key weapon to Vale Fire Department’s arsenal

VALE – When Vale Fire Chief Jess Tolman arrived at the house fire on Glenn Street last February, he realized he was going to need to utilize all the resources of his department to snuff out the blaze.The fire, ignited in couch cushions, eventually destroyed the home and required more than 25 emergency service personnel from Oregon and Idaho.Early on in the emergency, Tolman said firefighters needed to get water to the rear . . .

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