Cottage Grove, OR (September 2019) – South Lane County Fire & Rescue announces the acquisition of new Scott Air Compressors, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) and related equipment. Cascade Fire Equipment Company located in Medford, provided all of the equipment. The new breathing apparatus will improve the safety of firefighters by replacing older, outdated equipment. South Lane County Fire & Rescue selected Government Capital Corporation as the most cost-effective financing solution for the equipment acquisition.
“Government Capital Corporation’s financing process was smooth and straight-forward,” stated Chief John Wooten. “The five year financing structure provided by GCC allowed the Fire & Rescue to obtain all the needed equipment today and eliminate future cost increases.”
“We take great pride in being able to provide financings to enable first responders to serve their communities better. It was a pleasure working with Chief Wooten and the South Lane County Fire & Rescue Board,” commented Jana Offutt, Government Capital Corporation Client Services Specialist.
About South Lane County Fire & Rescue
South Lane County Fire & Rescue (SLCF&R) is a public safety organization responsible for delivering fire protection, rescue, emergency medical services and transport within its geographical and assigned boundaries 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. SLCF&R provides Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to residents and visitors in Creswell, Cottage Grove and rural South Lane County in an 800 square mile ambulance service area which includes the 132 square mile fire district. SLCF&R responds to approximately 4,200 calls each year and relies heavily on the utilization of Resident Reserves who respond in conjunction with career staff to emergency scenes. SLCF&R also responds to wildland fires in their area & is included in the Lane County Wildland Firefighting Taskforce. For more information, visit southlanefire.org
About Government Capital Corporation
Government Capital Corporation is a leading public finance firm providing professional financial services to Fire Protection Districts and all other local governmental entities. Since its founding in 1992, the company has successfully completed thousands of financings in Oregon and across the country. For more information, visit govcap.com.