SISTERS, OR -- The Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District has a new firetruck in service in Camp Sherman. The water tender is a 2005 model previously used at the Kandahar Air Base in Afghanistan. It replaces a 1968 truck that had reached the end of its service life.
The new unit was purchased through a program designed to re-purpose government-owned assets at the local level. Sisters Fire paid just over three-thousand dollars for the truck, and the Chief expects to invest another 20-thousand in upgrades. He says a new water tender can cost over $200,000.