La Pine voters renewed the five-year levy to operate the La Pine Rural Fire Protection District.
The levy passed in Tuesday’s election by a wider margin than the previous one in 2013, which won approval with 84 percent of the vote.
The rate will remain 64 cents per $1,000 of the assessed value of a person’s property.
The current levy provides funding for two full-time paramedic units, one firefighter on duty at all times and operation of the district’s three stations — Huntington, Burgess/Day and S. Century Drive.
The district employs 22 career firefighter-paramedics and 12 volunteer student “resident/scholarship” firefighters, who represent four additional people on duty per shift. The students attend Central Oregon Community College and upon graduation, are hired around the Pacific Northwest, according to Chief Mike Supkis.