Beaverton Jaycees Provide Fire Fighters With Rescue Truck

Issue 7 and Volume 123.

Beaverton Jaycees Provide Fire Fighters With Rescue Truck A five-year old dream became a reality when Chief Hueston Reynolds and the Reaverton, Ore., Fire Department put their new rescue and first aid truck in service. Beaverton’s First Aid Squad was using a station wagon with too little space for the equipment desired. The need for a new rescue vehicle became obvious in 1968, when surveys showed an 85 percent increase in first aid calls over 1967. The idea for the truck was originated in 1964 by Bill Winters, then president of the Beaverton Area Jaycees, and Fire Fighter Frank Pohs, who felt a city of 8,300 population needed a rescue vehicle that could handle all types of calls. A committee was formed and the “Disaster Vehicle Drive” began. In late 1967, the Beaverton Fire Department became fully involved in die project. Captain Ernest Metcalfe and Gary Nees, first aid instructor,…

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