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VA Fire Dept White City Oregon

The Veterans Administration Domiciliary in white city Oregon is part of what was once one of the largest army bases on the west coast. It was a training facility during world war Two , and at one time there were at least 4 Fire stations . In 1975 most of the original base was gone except for the hospital buildings and some base housing. The old camp white hospital became a old soldiers home run by the Veterans Administration. The beautiful old building and grounds Boasted a 9 hole Golf corse , pond, Movie theater, Infirmary, Bowling alley , and a fire station. The hospital itself consisted of miles of hallways, tunnels and attic spaces. It was not unusual for the fire fighters to be asked to catch wild cats in the tunnels. Or capture Bat's that found there way out of the attic and into the infirmary chasing the nurses. I have many fond memories of these years, It may not have been the most action backed assignment of my career, but I came away with My Fire Science degree, a Emt 2 Certification, great stories , and friendships . Patch
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