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Nyssa Fire Department
Nyssa Fire Department
14 S. 3rd St.
Nyssa, OR 97913
Eric Menchaca Marvin Seuell
Fire Chief Assistant Fire Chief
About the Nyssa Fire Department
The Nyssa Community is served and protected by twenty-one dedicated volunteer firemen, who annually donate thousands of hours and often place themselves in danger to protect their fellow citizens and their property. Not one member of the department is a paid professional, yet the department is known throughout the western Treasure Valley as one of the best departments in the region. Nyssa Fire Chief Eric Menchaca and Assistant Fire Chief Marvin Seuell and their loyal crews take great pride in their level of training, skills, and high level of commitment to the community of Nyssa.
Some facts demonstrate this fact:
The Nyssa Fire Department is actually two cooperative departments, the City of Nyssa and Nyssa Rural. It was determined long ago that a cooperative agreement between the two departments, to share equipment, training, and budgets would provide a higher level of service to both the city and the surrounding rural areas of Nyssa. Each department contributes budgeted funds for the maintenance of the departments and for the purchase of necessary equipment. The constant need to repair and replace aging equipment is a concern for the department personnel. The specialized trucks and other equipment are extremely expensive. Current major vehicles and equipment include: three pumpers, two tankers, 2 brush trucks, and 1 personnel van. Only one of the trucks is less than twenty years old, which is a concern for the department leaders.
In addition to the basic vehicles, a wide-range of equipment is owned by the departments, from the individual member's personal equipment to life-saving equipment such as the "jaws-of-life" and other specialized tools. The Nyssa departments are recognized by other regional departments and one of the best trained and equipped departments in the valley.
Of course, the most important benefit to the community is the high level of protection that such a well trained, managed, and equipped department provides to the citizens. Another important benefit from having such a highly rated department is that fire insurance companies closely consider the quality of local fire departments in determining the relative rates for fire insurance. Nyssa fire insurance rates are comparatively lower than other communities, due to the high rating the departments receive annually.
Beyond a doubt, Nyssa is well served by the members of the Nyssa Fire Departments!