COVID Vaccine Mandate Draws Volunteers to Oregon Fire Department

Photo: Warrenton Fire Department

Officials in Warrenton, Oregon shared the concern of other municipal officials that mandating COVID-19 vaccines would drive away firefighters. Instead, the opposite happened.

As news of a possible shortage of firefighters made its way around town, concerned citizens actually stepped up and joined the department in unexpected numbers. The department is now enrolling five new recruits – the most it’s had in years.

“We actually ended up having people step forward, hearing about the crisis looming,” Mayor Henry Balensifer told TV station KGW-8. For more on the story, visit KGW-8.

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