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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 […]

SISTERS-CAMP SHERMAN FIRE DISTRICT UPDATES OUTDOOR BURNING GUIDANCE

The Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District (District) has made the difficult decision to keep outdoor debris burning closed for the remainder of the spring burning season.  Outdoor debris burning is now scheduled to reopen in the fall, after the fire season ends. Deschutes County fire departments closed burning on April 10, 2020 when the impacts of […]

UPCOMING FIREFREE YARD DEBRIS RECYCLING EVENTS

Central Oregonians are staying home to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. This time at home provides a unique opportunity to prepare for fire season and take advantage of upcoming free yard debris recycling events. Wildfire season is quickly approaching and Central Oregon has had a drier than average winter this year. Due to the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

MILD CENTRAL OREGON WINTER INTENSIFIES THE RISK OF COLD WATER RELATED INJURIES AND DEATH

With the recent mild, almost spring-like winter temperatures, many locals and visitors alike are taking to the water, rather than the ski slopes, to recreate in Central Oregon.  Being unguarded in the water, especially when water temperatures are low is extremely dangerous. According to the National Center for Cold Water Safety, immersion in cold water […]

FIRE CORPS PROGRAM AT SISTERS-CAMP SHERMAN FIRE DISTRICT A BIG SUCCESS

The Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District formalized a program for auxiliary volunteers in January 2015 by creating a Fire Corps program.  Fire Corps program volunteers are utilized to assist Fire Department and other related community service functions in non-emergency roles as needed for the Fire District.   Fire Corps assignments include: Administrative functions (office work, data […]

Structure Fire Damages Sisters Home

Date of incident: 4-12-2017 Time of Alarm: 8:13 A.M. Address: 16736 Bitterbrush Ln.   Quick action by homeowners and a rapid response from the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District kept a wall fire from extending to the entire home.  Homeowners Chris and John Zandofsky noticed smoke and flames in the wall near a pellet stove and […]

Fire District to Host Open House!

For Immediate Release:   The Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District will be hosting an open house on Saturday, April 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the main fire station located at 301 South Elm Street in Sisters.  Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the facility, check out the apparatus, and meet local fire […]

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