Author Archives: Julie Spor

COVID-19 Operational Changes

Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District (Fire District) personnel are preparing for the possibility that COVID-19 infected patients may call 911, or come to the fire station to request medical assistance or ambulance transport to the hospital.  The Fire District has recently provided enhanced training for its emergency responders on appropriate infection control measures including, personal protective […]

FIRE DISTRICT PREPARING FOR COVID-19

With the COVID-19 virus now in Oregon, Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District (Fire District) personnel are preparing for the possibility that infected patients may call 911 and request ambulance transport to the hospital.  The Fire District has recently provided enhanced training for its emergency responders on appropriate infection control measures including, personal protective equipment and safe […]

FIRE DISTRICT SEEKS INPUT ON ITS SERVICES

  The Sisters-Camp Sherman Rural Fire Protection District (District) is preparing to update its customer-centered Strategic Plan and is seeking input from residents of the District regarding its services.  Strategic planning is a management tool that provides direction for an organization and helps build a shared vision with the community and employees.  The plan will […]

Local Fire Districts Set to Open Burning

The Central Oregon Fire Chiefs Association (COFCA) is announcing that debris burn season will open at sunrise on October 1st, 2019 for many of the local Central Oregon fire districts. With the recent fall weather and precipitation received in the area, the Fire Chiefs, local fire departments, the US Forest Service, the BLM, and Oregon […]

Fire Season & Burn Permit Update

Despite cooler temperatures and recent moisture in Sisters Country, Fire Chief Roger Johnson would like to remind residents and visitors alike that fire season is not over.  Several factors are used to determine the end of fire season including weather, fuel moisture and other factors.  Ignoring the regulations in place could be very dangerous.  Chief […]

Keep it Legal and Keep it Safe!

The Office of State Fire Marshal, the Oregon Fire Service, natural resource agencies, Oregon licensed fireworks wholesalers, and safety experts all encourage Oregonians to “keep it legal and keep it safe” when using fireworks. The 2019 Oregon fireworks retail sales season opens June 23 and runs through July 6. The OSFM and their partners want […]

Emergency Notification Exercise Planned for Sisters Area

  Released by: Sgt. Nathan Garibay, Emergency Services Manager   Release Date: June 21, 2019   NARRATIVE:   Local public safety agencies are planning an emergency notification exercise mid-morning on Saturday, June 29th, 2019.  The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District, and Deschutes County 911 will send out a test message through Deschutes […]

Central Oregon Fire Chiefs Announce Seasonal Burning Closing at Sunset on May 31

Smoldering Pile of Yard Debris

The Central Oregon Fire Chiefs Association (COFCA) announces the date of closing for residential and private lands open debris burning across the tri-county region in Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson Counties. Burning debris piles on private lands in much of central Oregon will not be allowed at sunset on May 31 this year as the area […]

Lightning Storm Damages Multiple Structures in Sisters Yesterday

Date of Incidents: 5/29/2019 Time of First Alarm: 2:54 p.m. Address: 67895 Peterson Burn Road, Sisters, Oregon Time of Second Alarm: 3:57 p.m. Address: 714 E. Coyote Springs Road, Sisters, Oregon   A late afternoon lightning storm that moved through Sisters Country yesterday struck and damaged 3 structures and surrounding trees.   The first incident […]

End of Fire Season!

Smoldering Pile of Yard Debris

The Central Oregon Fire Chiefs Association (COFCA) announces that burn season will open at sunrise on November 1st, 2018 for many of the local fire districts regionally in Central Oregon. With the recent fall weather and precipitation received in areas, the Fire Chiefs local fire departments, the US Forest Service, the BLM, and Oregon Department […]

Public Use Restrictions to increase Thursday across Central Oregon

CENTRAL OREGON – With hot and dry conditions expected to continue, an increasing number of wildfires around the northwest, and fire suppression resources already responding to a number of wildfires around Oregon, the Prineville District Bureau of Land Management, the Deschutes National Forest and the Ochoco National Forest and Crooked River National Grassland are increasing […]

SISTERS SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES AND FIREFIGHTERS COME TOGETHER TO IMPROVE EAST PORTAL SITE AFTER CRIMINAL MISCHIEF DAMAGE

Prepared by Sgt. Kent Vander Kamp Early this summer, Deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office assigned to the City of Sisters, have been investigating an increase of criminal mischief, trespassing and other criminal activity at the Sisters’ East Portal Interpretive Site. This is located at the intersections of Highways 20 W and 242, just […]

GAS GRILL FIRE AT RAYS FOOD PLACE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 24, 2018 Contact: Julie Spor, Public Information Officer 541-549-0771   GAS GRILL FIRE AT RAYS FOOD PLACE   Date of First Incident: 7/23/2018 Time of Alarm: 6:42 p.m. Address: 635 North Arrowleaf Trail, Sisters   A grill fire inside Rays Food Place in Sisters last night was rapidly extinguished before spreading […]

Public Use Restrictions to start tomorrow across Central Oregon

Public Use Restrictions to start next week across Central Oregon For Immediate Release July 20, 2018 CENTRAL OREGON – With hot and dry conditions expected to continue, an increasing number of wildfires around the northwest, and fire suppression resources already responding to a number of wildfires around Oregon, the Prineville District Bureau of Land Management, […]

BIKE SAFETY EVENT

Bike Safety Event Living in Central Oregon, there are so many great reasons to ride your bicycle.  Community partners want all bicyclists to enjoy the fun, freedom and exercise that bicycling offers.  In order to help our community members bike safely, the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District is planning a bicycle safety event.   The bike event […]

 Central Oregon Fire Chiefs Announce Seasonal Burning Closing at Sunset on May 31

May 30, 2018 For Immediate Release CONTACT:    Matt Smith Fire Chief, Crook County Fire & Rescue Chair, Central Oregon Fire Chiefs Association 541-447-5011   The Central Oregon Fire Chiefs Association (COFCA) announces the date of closing for residential and private lands open debris burning across the tri-county region in Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson Counties. […]

Fire District Launches File of Life Program

  The Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District launched a new program last week aimed at helping seniors and emergency care providers in Sisters Country when emergencies happen.  The goal of the File of Life Program is to have important medical information in one location in the event of an emergency.  The information provided in the “file” […]

ERA OF MEGAFIRES: ADDITONAL RESOURCES FOR ATTENDEES

Thank you to everyone who attended the Era of Megafires presentation last night at the Belfry in Sisters.  We had a fantastic turnout of over 155 Sisters residents.  For those of you who asked for more information about fire prevention, fire safety and how to make your home/property more fire safe, we’ve provided the following […]

Is your home ready for wildfire season?

Save the dates for upcoming FireFree Recycling Events!   Last year’s fire season is fresh in many Central Oregon resident’s minds. Fire season is just around the corner and now is the time for Central Oregonians to prepare their home for fire season. It may not feel like it outside but fire season is on […]

Local Fire Agencies Co-Sponsor Community Easter Egg Hunt

Children from infant to eleven years of age are invited to participate in the annual Easter Egg Hunt co-sponsored by the Sisters-Camp Sherman and Cloverdale Fire Departments. The event will take place on Easter Sunday, April 1 at 1 p.m. at the adjoining Creekside and Three Sisters Overnight Parks, regardless of weather. The Easter Bunny […]

ERA OF MEGAFIRES PRESENTATION COMING TO SISTERS

A Presentation on Wildfire’s Natural Role in Our Local Forests   The recent Milli Fire last summer burned over 24,000 acres and impacted residents and businesses in Sisters Country.  While it may not feel like it outside, fire season is on its way again!  Nationally recognized ecologist Paul Hessberg will give a presentation on wildfire, […]

FIRE DISTRICT INVITES POTENTIAL VOLUNTEERS TO DISTRICT TRAINING PROGRAM ORIENTATION

Sisters Country residents, who may be interested in wildland or structural firefighting volunteer opportunities, are invited to an orientation of the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District’s upcoming recruit academy slated to begin on April 16.   The orientation and tour of District facilities will be offered in two separate sessions.  You only need to attend one […]

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