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Representative reviews recent fire dept. remodel

State Rep. George Gilman recently toured the Crook County Fire and Rescue Main Station

by: KATE WENNERSTROM/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - State Representative George Gilman looks over the recently restored 1946 GMC 3/4 ton ambulance.  Gilman was visiting Prineville to attend the town hall meeting.  The ambulance was purchased in 1947 from Wentworth and Erwin and used by Crook County Fire and Rescue (CCFR) until it was replaced in 1957 with a Cadillac ambulance.  It stood dormant for 10 to 15 years before the CCFR had it restored by Ricky B’s Restorations of Prineville.

Oregon State Representative George Gilman and his wife, Sandy, took a tour Friday of the recently remodeled Crook County Fire and Rescue Main Station.
   Referring to the new fire engines, Gilman said, "They're wonderful. This is a far cry from the old trucks."
   Sandy explained that Gilman used to be a volunteer firefighter and on Sundays they would drive the "Old LeFrance" around town with their family.
   The Gilmans also visited the Boys and Girls Club and the Juniper Canyon area.
   The state representative and his wife then went to the town hall meeting.
   "It went really well," Sandy said about the evening. "We had 15 to 20 people there. It was a really good conversation."