For Immediate Release: February 18, 2022
Frank Stratton, Executive Director
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Lebanon Fire District Honored with SDAO Outstanding Special District Program Award
Lebanon Fire District was presented with the Special Districts Association of Oregon (SDAO) Outstanding Special District Program Award during the 2022 SDAO Annual Conference Awards Ceremony held virtually on February 12, 2022.
This award recognizes special districts for innovative projects and programs, outstanding safety, public information, public involvement in a district decision-making process, and outstanding achievement. Nominations were open to all Oregon special districts and collected throughout the year. The SDAO Awards Committee reviewed the submissions and selected award recipients using a scoring matrix.
Lebanon Fire District was selected to receive the Outstanding Special District Program Award in the 26+ employees category for their Western University Lebanon Fire Emergency Alliance (WLEA) and Fire Corps programs. WLEA is the only known program of its kind in the country where medical students volunteer with the fire district to gain experience and in turn, give back to the community. The Fire Corps programs is one of a few programs in the state that trains Lebanon Fire District support volunteers in emotional practical support. These programs have greatly benefited the Lebanon community.
SDAO is excited to present this award to Lebanon Fire District. You can learn more about the district’s program by watching their award video at: https://youtu.be/ByM3R5p_zsA
Special Districts Association of Oregon represents over 920 special districts in the state of Oregon assisting them in providing cost-effective and efficient public services to the people of Oregon. For more information, please visit www.sdao.com.