RESIDENTIAL OPEN YARD DEBRIS BURNING SET TO OPEN

Sisters Country Fire Chiefs announce the start of residential open debris burning after the area has seen cooler temperatures and recent moisture.

 

Open burning within the Black Butte Ranch, Cloverdale and Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire Districts will be allowed beginning Saturday, October 17 at daylight. Residents are strongly encouraged to contact their local fire protection agencies for additional burning information and regulations. Please note that some municipalities such as the City of Sisters do not allow yard debris burning at any time during the year within their jurisdictions and certain homeowner’s associations may have further restrictions in place.

 

The Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District utilizes an online burn permit registration system.  The online system, which rolled out in spring 2019, now has a “Public Fire Safety” App available in both the Apple and Google Play stores, that can be downloaded directly to your smart phone. “We are excited to announce the availability of the Public Fire Safety app, which we’re confident will offer users an even easier experience than what the website is capable of,” said Deputy Chief Craig. Registering for a permit can be done online by visiting the District’s website at https://www.sistersfire.com, or by downloading the smart phone app. To register for a permit, your name, street address and phone number are required.

 

You will be required to check in each day you wish to burn to schedule your burning for the day.  Open burning can only be conducted after registering and scheduling a burn either through the website or phone app. The requirement to check in each day is based on changing atmospheric and weather conditions such as wind or air dryness.  The Fire District’s on-duty Shift Commanders will make a determination before 8 a.m. each day whether burning will be allowed within the District.

 

From the Fire District’s standpoint, safety during open burn season, which typically runs from November 1 to May 31 each year, is of the utmost importance.  The online reporting system allows Fire District staff the ability to see who is burning on a daily basis, immediately notify users of changing conditions, message important fire safety information, ensure that those planning to burn are aware of the City of Sisters outdoor burn ban, and that the right jurisdiction is being notified of the planned burn.

 

Residents can also take advantage of the Fall FireFree Half Price Yard Debris Event. This event is held at Deschutes Recycling at the Knott Landfill. The event will be October 26-31 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and November 2-7 from 7 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. The Fall ½ Price Yard Debris Recycling event is a great way to rid your property of debris and create defensible space without burning. For more information about FireFree please visit https://www.firefree.org/.

 

Local fire departments will continue to monitor weather and fuel moisture conditions in their district and may make modifications on a day-to-day basis.  Please call your local fire agency for more information.

 

Black Butte Ranch Fire District

541-595-2288 office

www.blackbutteranchfire.com

 

Cloverdale Rural Fire Protection District

541-389-2345 office

541-548-4815 burn information

www.cloverdalefire.com

 

Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District

541-549-0771 office

541-549-2333 burn information

www.sistersfire.com

 

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FIRE DISTRICT MODIFIES ANNUAL HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES

The Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District has hosted a Halloween carnival for Sisters Country residents for decades. The Halloween carnival has been a great opportunity for the Fire District to connect with youth and to provide fire safety education materials. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the CDC and the Oregon Health Authority are discouraging many traditional Halloween activities to prevent the spread of the virus. The Fire District is trying to do our part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, and therefore we will not be hosting our typical Halloween event at the fire station this year.

 

In lieu of that, the Fire District will deliver Halloween bags to both Sisters Elementary and Black Butte Schools to hand out to students enrolled in grades K-4. The Halloween bags will include important fire safety educational information and some holiday treats.  Fire Chief Roger Johnson said, “While we realize this isn’t the typical Halloween experience that local families have come to love, we still want to be able to provide a way for kids to enjoy the holiday in a safe manner.”

 

Parents can feel safe knowing the holiday bags are prepared in a safe and sanitary fashion. Personnel preparing the bags will wear appropriate personal protective equipment including masks and gloves. The bags will also be prepared several days in advance of distribution to the schools.

 

For more information, please contact the Fire District at 541-549-0771.

 

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Sisters Country Fire Chiefs Re-Open Recreational Burning

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 24, 2020

Contact: Roger Johnson, Fire Chief 541-549-0771

 

The Sisters-Camp Sherman and Cloverdale Fire Districts have announced that recreational burning will re-open on 9-25-2020 in all areas within the Sisters-Camp Sherman and Cloverdale Fire Districts. This does not include forest service land or campgrounds, including the Tract cabins in Camp Sherman. Earlier this month several local fire agencies banned all burning including recreational fires due to red flag warnings and extreme predicted fire behavior in the area.

 

Recreational fires include those used for pleasure, religious, ceremonial, cooking, warmth or similar purposes and does not include yard debris burning within the Sisters-Camp Sherman and Cloverdale Fire Districts. Open yard debris burning typically opens around November 1 each year.

 

Residents are strongly encouraged to contact their local fire protection agencies for additional burning information and regulations. Sisters-Camp Sherman and Cloverdale fire departments will continue to monitor weather and fuel moisture conditions in their district and may make modifications on a day-to-day basis.  Please call your local fire agency for more information.

 

Cloverdale Rural Fire Protection District

541-389-2345 office

541-548-4815 burn information

www.cloverdalefire.com

 

Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District

541-549-0771 office

541-549-2333 burn information

www.sistersfire.com

 

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