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NORTHWEST FIRE AGENCIES IMPOSE RECREATIONAL BURNING CLOSURE TO HELP PREVENT SUMMER WILDFIRES

Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, July 10 Northwest Fire Agencies including Sisters-Camp Sherman, Cloverdale and Black Butte Ranch will impose a ban on all recreational burning, and follow the regulated-use closures imposed by the Oregon Department of Forestry and public use restrictions imposed by the Central Oregon Fire Management Services in the Central Oregon […]

SISTERS COUNTRY FIRE AGENCIES ASK RESIDENTS & VISITORS TO KEEP FIREWORKS USE LEGAL AND SAFE

The 4th of July holiday is just days away and local officials from Black Butte Ranch, Cloverdale and Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District are asking citizens to take great care when celebrating the holiday. Much of the State is experiencing drought conditions, extreme temperatures and fire danger is at an extreme level. One small spark could […]

PERSISTENT DROUGHT CONDITIONS AND WARMER WEATHER PROMPT TEMPORARY BURN CLOSURE FOR SISTERS AND CLOVERDALE FIRE DISTRICTS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 13, 2021 Contact: Julie Spor, Public Information Officer 541-549-0771    Outdoor burning in the Sisters-Camp Sherman, Cloverdale, and Black Butte Ranch Fire Districts will be closed for a minimum of four days beginning Friday, May 14 due to anticipated high temperatures and low relative humidity throughout Central Oregon over the weekend […]

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 […]

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 […]

AGENDA: Notice of Joint Meeting with Executive Session and Public Hearing August 18, 2020 – 5 p.m.

AGENDA Notice of Joint Meeting with Executive Session and Public Hearing of the  Board of Directors of the Sisters-Camp Sherman Rural Fire Protection District and Local Contract Review Board August 18, 2020 – 5 p.m. CLICK HERE for Full Details

Notice of Regular Meeting: June 16, 2020 – 5 p.m.

  Notice of Regular Meeting of the  Board of Directors of the Sisters-Camp Sherman Rural Fire Protection District  June 16, 2020 – 5 p.m. Teleconference Only: Board Meeting & Budget Hearing Tue, Jun 16, 2020 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM (PDT) Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/760679781 You can also […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

New burn permit system launched

Smoldering Pile of Yard Debris

from nuggetnews.com: Those burning their yard debris this spring will be utilizing a new online burn-permitting system. Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire Chief Roger Johnson said, “We are extremely pleased to offer the community a more user-friendly, free, online permitting system enabling users to obtain important information and services online while allowing district staff to track outdoor burns […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]