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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Elko District Office
 
Release Date: 04/28/14
Contacts: 775-753-0386    
News Release No. ELKO 2014-028

BLM Transfers Engines to Eureka County Nevada and Gooding Idaho


Pictured from left to right is Glen Uhlig, Elko Fire Operations Supervisor, Marie Smith, Fleet Manager, Mike Ford, Fire Manager, Jill Silvey, Elko District Manager, Brandon Covey, Chief Gooding Idaho Fire Department, Tim Rienstra, Gooding Fire Department and Mark McKinney Gooding Fire Department.ELKO, Nev.— The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Elko District Office, transferred to Eureka County Nevada and Gooding, Idaho two 900-gallon wildland fire engines to aid in local wildland fire-fighting efforts.  Transfers took place in April, in preparation for fire season.
 
Once an engine has so many hours on it, BLM can surplus the engine through General Service Administration (GSA). GSA then offers the engine to local fire departments at a reduced rate.
 
Pictured on the left is Ron Damele, Director, Eureka County Nevada Public Works and A.J. Coleman (right), BLM Fire Engine Captain.“The engines that go up for sale still have use and it’s a great way to enhance firefighter safety and strengthen fire protection capabilities. Safe and effective fire suppression in the wildland urban interface demands close coordination among local, state, tribal, and federal firefighting resources” Dylan Rader, BLM Elko District Assistant Fire Management Officer. 
 
“Buying this 2002 Freightliner from BLM through GSA is a great way for us to update our engines; this engine will replace a 1986 model. Thanks to BLM and General Service Admiration (GSA), this has been an extremely smooth purchase,” Brandon Covey, Chief, Gooding Fire Dept.  
 
“This engine will increase the safety of our firefighters as well as serve the Eureka County well for many years,” Ron Damele, Director, Eureka County Nevada Public Works.  

Photo captions:
Top - pictured from left to right is Glen Uhlig, Elko Fire Operations Supervisor, Marie Smith, Fleet Manager, Mike Ford, Fire Manager, Jill Silvey, Elko District Manager, Brandon Covey, Chief Gooding Idaho Fire Department, Tim Rienstra, Gooding Fire Department and Mark McKinney Gooding Fire Department.
Bottom – pictured on the left is Ron Damele, Director, Eureka County Nevada Public Works and A.J. Coleman (right), BLM Fire Engine Captain.



The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Last updated: 04-29-2014