July 18, 2022

Wyden, Merkley: Dayville Secures $32,200 Federal Grant for New Fire Station

USDA Rural Development resources will help the tiny Grant County city replace a fire station damaged beyond repair in a 2021 blaze

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today announced that Dayville has secured a $32,200 federal grant to help build a new fire station in the Grant County town.

“Federal investments just like this one in Dayville protect quality of life for rural residents and the small businesses who employ Oregonians in our state’s more remote nooks and crannies,” Wyden said. “I’m gratified that the City of Dayville’s leaders have earned these resources to help rebuild their fire station so there’s a quick response to any local emergency, and I’ll keep battling for similar investments that support critical services throughout rural Oregon.”   

“Quick and reliable emergency response is important to any community, so it is vital that the City of Dayville receives the needed resources and funding to rebuild the Dayville Fire Station after the damage it sustained last July,” said Senator Merkley. “This funding to replace the City of Dayville’s fire station will provide immense benefits to everyone living in Dayville being served by the dedicated firefighters of this station. This resilient building will provide crucial public service for years to come.” 

The $32,200 U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development grant will help with the construction of a new fire station in Dayville to replace the previous facility, which was damaged beyond repair in a July 2021 blaze.

“The Dayville Volunteer Fire Department impacts the lives of many and its service to our rural area is vital,” said Dayville City Recorder Ruth Moore. “We currently find ourselves without a fire station, so we are thrilled with the additional funding that will allow us to move forward with the construction of a new building. A new fire station will provide our volunteers with a much needed facility to house our trucks and equipment and provide an area for trainings and meetings; all crucial elements for a functioning fire department. We are very appreciative to USDA Rural Development, as well as to all of the funders, for their support of this project. We would not be able to construct a new fire station without this assistance and are thankful for the help of Senators Wyden and Merkley.”.