WRFR plans second go-around at fire bond; eli mcnees

Wood River Fire & Rescue personnel—including Engineer Eli McNees, pictured—have long said that the apparatus bays in Station 1 are too small to hose down vehicles, comfortably retrieve supplies or complete rig checks and inventory.

The Wood River Fire Protection District—which operates as Wood River Fire & Rescue—will send a $17.1 million bond question back to voters next Tuesday, May 17, in hopes of building a replacement fire station in north Hailey and completing approximately $1 million of remodels on its southernmost station in Bellevue.

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WRFR plans second go-around at fire bond

Wood River Fire & Rescue—the main ambulance service provider for unincorporated Blaine County—is hoping to finance construction of a new fire station on a parcel just south of the Hailey’s Life Church.

WRFR plans second go-around at fire bond; Stephanie Jaskowski

Office Manager Stephanie Jaskowski stands in a makeshift office which doubles as a bedroom in Wood River Fire & Rescue’s Station 1.

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