Idanha-Detroit Rural Fire Protection District

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Station 58 ​ - Idanha

Station 59 - Detroit

Station 58 is located off Highway 22 in Idanha. There are two upstairs bedrooms for our out-of-district volunteers, along with a training room, kitchen, shower room and bathroom. Our first-out vehicles are housed in this station, and our in-district volunteers who reside in Idanha respond here during emergency calls. This station is due for some upgrades, and we are currently in the planning stages of adding downstairs office spaces, a new training room, and improved storage for our turnout gear and EMS supplies.

Station 59 is located in the heart of Detroit. Our district currently rents the space required for our district office and truck bays. Our in-district volunteers who reside in Detroit respond to Station 59 during emergency calls. We have one office administrator (Lt Laura Harris) who works in the district office during the week. Fire Chief Will Ewing also works in the district office during his shifts. Lt Harris and Chief Ewing respond from Station 59 for emergency calls during working hours.

Our Vehicles

Engine 58

Rescue 58

Engine 58​ is a 1986 Seagrave with a tank capacity of 750 gallons and a pump capacity of 1,200 gallons per minute. Engine 58 also has a foam tank. This engine is housed at our Idanha fire station and is our first-out for all structure and vehicle fires.

Rescue 58 is a 1998 Heavy Rescue Freighliner. This vehicle is fully-stocked with medical gear, traffic control devices, and vehicle extrication gear (Jaws of Life). This vehicle is our first-out for all motor vehicle crashes, and is housed in our Idanha fire station.

Tender 58

Squad 58

Tender 58 is a 3,000-gallon water tender. Sadly, this vehicle is currently out of service due to a cracked pump head. We are working diligently for options on either repairing or replacing Tender 58.

Squad 58 is a 1998 Ford Expedition. This vehicle is housed at our Idanha staion and is our first-out for all medical calls. Squad 58 also goes on some motor vehicle crashes. Its size and maneuverabilty make it perfect for quick response, especially on some of the narrower streets in Detroit and Idanha.

Squad 59

Brush 59

Squad 59 is Squad 58's identical twin, and is a second-out vehicle for medical calls. Squad 59's regular use is as a duty vehicle for company officers and our fire chief. It is also used as a student vehicle for transport to and from fire and EMS classes outside of our district. 

Brush 59 is a 1996 Chevrolet Brush Truck with a 200-gallon water tank. This vehicle is second-out on motor vehicle crashes, and first-out on wildland fires. It is housed in Station 59 and is the main vehicle used by our responders who reside in Detroit. Brush 59 is stocked with medical supplies as well as wildland firefighting supplies.

The average age of our fleet is 21 years old, with our oldest (Engine 59) being nearly 50 years old. We hope to replace our fleet with a newer one using a combination of grants and fundraisers in the years to come, but we have a long way to go. 
Rescue 58, Engine 58, and Tender 58 were all generously donated to us by Silverton Fire District. Engine 59 was donated by Gates Fire District. Without their support, we would not have the fleet we have today.

Engine 59

Engine 59 is our oldest vehicle. It is a 1970 Ford Fire Engine with a tank capacity of 1,000 gallons and a pump capacity of 1,200 gallons per minute. This engine is housed in Station 59 and is our second-out engine for all structure fires.

Engine 58's Makeover

Our Seagrave Engine came to us in desperate need of a new paint job. Thanks to a generous donation by Willamette Collision Center in Stayton, Oregon of paint, supplies, and labor, our district was able to have Engine 58 outfitted with a brand-new coat of paint, along with new panel seals and other hardware. Willamette Collision Center, along with some of our own volunteer responders, worked tirelessly for several weeks to completely strip the old paint off and remove doors, lights, and other components. Then, when the paint job was completed, they had to put it all back together again.

Engine 58 before her paint job. She had rust and corrosion on much of her body, and large spots of bare metal where previous decals had been removed. 

SAFER Grant Firefighter Will Commerford installing the front light panels after the paint job was completed.

Much of the wiring to the lights had been cut prior to the painting process, which meant our responders had to replace those wires prior to Engine 58 making her return journey home.

Volunteer responder Leon Stice re-installing one of the brake lights to prepare the newly painted engine for the trip home. 

The new paint job was so shiny, Lt Harris could see her reflection in it as she took this photo. Engine 58 was almost ready to come home!

Finally, she was home! Lt Martinez poses in front of Engine 58. There was still a lot of work to be done, but now it could be completed in the comfort of our own station.
A huge thank you to all the staff at Willamette Collison Center who donated their time and labor to making this beauty shine!