The Woodward News

Local News

October 1, 2013

Commissioners approve bid for fire protection gear

Woodward, Okla. — Woodward County Commissioners accepted the recommendation Monday of Woodward Fire Chief Steve Day to approve a bid from Chief Fire and Safety for bunker gear for county fire departments .

Earlier this month, commissioners tabled the decision on two bids on the gear, which is meant for structural fires, to allow fire officials a chance to look over them, according to District 3 Commissioner, Vernie Matt.

One of the bids came from Chief Fire and Safety and the second came from Casco.

According to Matt, Casco's bid, the lower priced of the two, did not meet the specs set for the gear that were required by the fire department.

After hearing from Day, commissioners voted to accept the slightly higher bid because it complied with all of the specs required by the fire department.

Day said there are several different levels of protection when considering bunker gear for fire fighters.

Too much protection and the gear gets too heavy, he said. Too little protection is lighter for the firefighter, but does not offer the best protection from the heat of a fire.

"We try to put a piece of protective equipment on them (the firefighters) that they can perform well in and that protects them as much as possible. There is a difference in the materials . . . you know, there are t shirts and then there are good T-shirts."

In other business, District 2 Commissioner, Randy Johnson requested the board approve a request from Dewey County Rural Water District to cross a District 2 dirt road with a one inch water tap from the main water line in order to supply a pasture.

The board approved the request.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • Enrollment dates set for schools

    With school quickly approaching, it is time to get your enrollment information in and Woodward Public Schools have set their enrollment and other key dates.

    July 30, 2014

  • Marijuana petition attracting signatures

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Medical marijuana may be the state’s newest gateway drug — to voting.

    July 30, 2014

  • Glow run scheduled in Alva

    ALVA--A popular new trend in running is coming to Woods County.

    July 30, 2014

  • Boy, 7, drowns in weekend accident

    A seven-year-old boy died over the weekend when he fell into a swimming pool at a private residence in the Wheatridge addition, according to Woodward police reports.

    July 29, 2014

  • Commission OKs grader financing

    Monday morning in their weekly meeting, Woodward County Commissioners approved the financing on a new John Deere motor grader and discussed in detail the upcoming County Officers and Deputies Association meeting the county will host this October.

    July 29, 2014

  • Deal reached to improve veterans' health care

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan deal announced Monday would authorize about $17 billion to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat veterans and make it easier to fire executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

    July 29, 2014

  • Western Plains sets school supplies drive

     As the beginning of the school year approaches, so does the need for new school supplies.

    July 29, 2014

  • Area woman recovering from West Nile

    It wasn’t too many years ago when West Nile Virus was a scary word everyone hoped never happened to them and most of the time, that was true.

    July 27, 2014

  • Dedication set for art pieces

    Woodward’s collection of public art pieces will grow by two this week.

    July 27, 2014

  • ‘Support YOUR Cause Tour’ making stop in Woodward

    A musician is looking to raise $5,000 at an upcoming local concert.
    But Scott Helmer isn't raising the money for himself.  He is hoping to collect money to help support the Woodward Arts Theatre.

    July 26, 2014