Today Mosier Fire released a public RFP for the supply of full structural turnouts and SCBA equipment. Potential suppliers have until the 28th of this month to respond.
The turnouts committee (and anyone else that is interested) will then review all the proposals and ask the front runners to chat about their proposal and demo the equipment. Then we’ll test all the equipment using the criteria in the RFP and make our recommendations to the board using the evaluation as described in the RFP.
These are exciting times for Mosier Fire as we start to procure the equipment that will allow us to perform more effectively and more safely.
Download the RFP: RFP-2011.03(PPE+SCBA). (May take a moment to load)
Dick Gove was a giant in the development of Mosier Fire. He was a political leader in the formation of the Mosier Rural Fire Protection District in the late 1950′s and early 1960′s. He was a strategic leader in securing better equipment and department organization. And he was a mentor and role model for his dedication and service. “Mister Fire” will be remembered and revered for a long time in this department.
Many thanks to those who donated to Mosier Fire in Dick’s memory. We are beginning the process of planning a fitting memorial, in consultation with Marjorie. We hope to dedicate the memorial in time for the annual Smorgasbord on Sunday, May 1, 2011.
Here is a link to Dick’s obituary in the Hood River News