The Yamhill Fire Protection District has been awarded a grant from the Spirit Mountain Community Fund that will be used to fund mobile computers and place them in “first out” emergency vehicles. Fire Chief Brian Jensen and volunteer Public Information Officer Murray Paolo recently attended the award ceremony at Grand Ronde Tribal Headquarters and received the check for $3,146 which will fund one half of the project. The other matching funds will come from Fire District resources.

Chief Jensen stated, “We have needed mobile computers in our vehicles for years. We knew that Murray had successfully written numerous public safety grants in his former job with Yamhill County, so having him write this grant application for us was a fantastic opportunity. We look forward to the increased service to the public that these computers will enable us to bring.”

The project will fund the acquisition of four mobile computers, installation and training, along with the operational software. They will enable first responders to be more prepared and ready to go into immediate action upon arrival at the scene of either a fire or medical response call.

The Yamhill Fire Protection District would like to express thanks to the Spirit Mountain Community Fund and the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde. Without their partnership, this project would not be possible.