Collinsville, Oklahoma
July 3, 2014
Miscellaneous News
Perkins 50 Year Milestone /
CCC Band Info /
Rural Fire Concern

Federal Decision Will Hurt Oklahoma’s Rural Fire Departments
vehicles not meeting EPA emission standards would be destroyed instead of sold)

For Immediate Release:

July 3, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak says rural fire departments in Oklahoma will be devastated by an agreement between the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to no longer allow unused DoD vehicles to be retrofitted and used by rural fire departments.

“This will have a major impact on Oklahoma’s rural fire departments,” said Doak. “Many are already on extremely tight budgets and struggling to get all the equipment they need. They don’t have the money to buy new or even used vehicles in many cases. Without access to these DoD vehicles and other equipment, many Oklahoma fire departments will find it difficult to operate.”

Through two long-standing federal excess property programs, Oklahoma Forestry Services has been able to provide rural fire departments military trucks remanufactured into wildland engines and water tenders at no cost. Currently, Oklahoma fire departments are using 8,812 vehicles and pieces of equipment from the DoD valued at over $150 million. DoD recently ended the program when it decided to enforce a 25-year-old agreement with the EPA. Under the agreement, vehicles not meeting EPA emission standards would be destroyed instead of sold.

“This ill-conceived plan will put Oklahoma lives and property in danger,” said Doak. “I know Oklahoma Forestry Services is working with other state officials to find a solution and they have my full support. I will personally be talking with the state’s congressional delegation about this issue that is so important to rural Oklahoma.”

The Oklahoma Insurance Department (OID), through its Insurance Services Office (ISO) review program, works with rural fire districts across the state to improve Public Protection Classification (PPC) ratings which can reduce homeowners insurance premiums. The Oklahoma Firefighters Pension and Retirement System is funded, in part, by the state’s insurance premium tax. Commissioner Doak designates one individual to serve on the pension plan’s Board of Trustees. That position is presently held by OID Chief Actuary Frank Stone.

About the Oklahoma Insurance Department

The Oklahoma Insurance Department, an agency of the State of Oklahoma, is responsible for the education and protection of the insurance-buying public and for oversight of the insurance industry in the state.


For more information contact:

Kelly Collins Dexter

(405) 522-0683

Dan Perkins 50th Year In Auto Business
Thanks to Adesa Auto Auction for recognizing my Dad for 50 years in the Car Business!!! Yes 50 years! He was a sophomore in high school when he and my uncle started their own car lot. And the rest is history!! He has always done what he loves and he has always told us "Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life". He has lived his dream of working with cars in every career step he has taken, and done it all with honesty and integrity!! He sets the best example for his kids and grand kids and our family is where it is today because of him!! Congratulations Dad!! We love you!! -- Lea Ann Perkins Dugger
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CCC Band Booster Info
Here is the information discussed at May band booster meeting (from Michelle Cross).

New 2014-2015 officers installed:
President Tim Nelson
Vice-President Christina Raley
Volunteer Coordinator Sandra Green
Treasurer Michelle Schaffner
Secretary Erica Caputo

Summer Band will begin July 28, more information to come.

New Remind101 information for 2014-2015 school year.

Next meeting July 8th in band room.

Garage Sale tenatively scheduled August 9th.