Crook County, OR (May 2021) – Crook County Fire & Rescue announces the delivery of a new ambulance and related emergency medical equipment. Fire Chief Matt Smith stated, “This ambulance includes a self-loading cot and airbags in the transport area which provide much needed safety features for our staff & patients.” The Fire District selected a Horton Model 453 Type 1 ambulance from Professional Sales and Service. Cardiac monitors for the ambulance were provided by ZOLL Medical Corporation and the gurney and related equipment were purchased from Stryker. Government Capital Corporation provided the financing for the acquisition.
“Government Capital Corporation’s knowledge and expertise of the unique needs of fire departments was a great overall value to us,” remarked Matt Smith, Crook County Fire & Rescue Fire Chief. “I appreciated the ease and straightforward nature of the process.”
“It was a privilege to work with Chief Smith on this important procurement,” stated Jana Jay, Municipal Finance Specialist with Government Capital Corporation. “We take great pride in being able to provide financings that enable first responders to better serve their communities.”
About Crook County Fire & Rescue
Crook County Fire & Rescue, originally chartered as the Prineville Volunteer Fire Department in 1882, is central Oregon’s oldest fire department. It covers an ambulance service area of 3,000 square miles and a fire service area of 450 square miles. The fire district includes a main station in Prineville and two substations and is staffed by 51 firefighters, most of whom are either EMTs or Paramedics. Volunteers are still the heart of the department. For more information visit, www.crookcountyfireandrescue.com.
About Government Capital Corporation
Government Capital Corporation is a leading public finance firm providing professional financial services to Fire Districts and all other local governmental entities. Since its founding in 1992, the company has successfully completed thousands of municipal financings exceeding $4.5 billion in Oregon and across the nation. For more information visit, www.govcap.com.