The Lincoln County Fire Protection District has a very proud past. Many volunteers consisting of residents, community and civic leaders, firefighters and staff have contributed hours, months and years to make this organization what it is today.
The current administration, staff, and firefighters recognize and truly appreciate the dedication and perseverance it took to get us to where we are today. The 163-square miles (which includes all the city of Troy and Moscow Mills and unincorporated Lincoln County) that we are sworn to protect were largely undeveloped rural farmlands. Today, large subdivisions (with several more in planning), retail stores, industrial headquarters, and major highways call our District home.
With growth come the challenges of adequate protection. One staffed fire station is no longer sufficient to properly protect the infrastructure that now exists in our area.Being responsible leaders in emergency services can be challenging at times. Our staff and firefighters have put a tremendous amount of time into identifying current, shortand long term future needs.
In order to address the challenges of providing adequate protection, the fire district has placed Proposition Firefighters (half cent sales tax) and Proposition Emergency ($14M bond issue) on the November 3rd 2020 ballot. Together these propositions will allow us to hire additional fire firefighters to staff a second fire station full-time, replace the fire station in Moscow Mills and the fire station in the Old Alexandria area. These propositions will also allow us to replace aging fire trucks, life saving rescue equipment and provide proper firefighting gear for our firefighters.
As the Fire Chief, I assure you; everything that this District is putting in front of you is honest and well thought out. I encourage you to educate yourself on the Proposition Firefighter and Proposition Emergency plans and what it will do for our community. We want you to be informed about your fire district and if you have any questions don’t ever hesitate to contact me to discuss your concerns.