Missing Templeton fire equipment returned, no questions asked

A sign in downtown Templeton.
A sign in downtown Templeton.

Templeton Fire and Emergency Services officials on Thursday celebrated the safe return of firefighting equipment, which was taken from a training site on Saturday.

The equipment, which was worth about $2,000 and included two hose packs, was returned to the Templeton Fire Station late Wednesday night, according to a Templeton Fire news release.

Chief Bill White said “no questions were asked” upon receipt of the equipment, as he said would be the case when he initially called for the return of the gear.

The police report officials filed with the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office has been retracted.

Templeton Fire was also accepting donations to replace the gear, which White offered to return to donors. Three individuals who gave money asked Templeton Fire to keep the donations to help purchase additional equipment, White said.

Anyone interested in donating funds can contact White at or call 434-4911.