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Grandview Fire Update, July 12

Grandview Fire Update, July 12   Central Oregon – Firefighters worked through the night on the Grandview Fire, burning on private lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry and the Crooked River National Grassland managed by the US Forest Service.   By morning, crews and dozers had preliminary containment lines or retardant around the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Milli Fire Closure Boundaries Adjust

SISTERS– The Deschutes National Forest, Sisters Ranger District has adjusted the Milli Fire closure to allow for increased recreational access, while still providing for public safety.   The Forest Service wants to highlight that most national forest lands within the Milli fire area, are open to public access. However, some trails and roads remain closed due […]

TWO STRUCTURE FIRES IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS DAMAGE TWO SISTERS HOMES

Date of First Incident: 12/9/2017 Time of Alarm: 1:04 p.m. Address: 250 N Cedar Street   Quick reaction by bystanders and an immediate response by Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District kept a wall fire at a duplex from spreading to the entire unit.  Bystanders noticed the fire in an exterior wall of the duplex and called […]

Campfire Restrictions Lifted

September 19, 2017   For Immediate Release   CONTACT:     Roger Johnson Central Oregon Fire Chief’s Association Sisters Camp Sherman Fire District 541-549-0771   Central Oregon Fire Chiefs lift recreational fire restrictions   The Central Oregon Fire Chiefs Association (COFCA) will lift the restrictions on recreational fires and campfires on Wednesday September 20th, 2017.  The […]

Central Oregon Fire Chief’s Implement Increased Fire Restrictions

With increased fire activity and an influx of visitors coming to Central Oregon for the solar eclipse, the Central Oregon Fire Chiefs Association (COFCA) will be banning recreational fires/campfires on private lands within all the fire districts in the tri-county region in Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson Counties.   Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on August 11, campfires, including charcoal […]

INTERAGENCY WILDLAND TRAINING BURN SET FOR TOMORROW

29 wildland firefighter trainees from 11 different agencies will participate in a live, wildfire training burn tomorrow near Sisters to learn the basics of firefighting and also as part of an effort to increase interagency cooperation between the agencies.  Deputy Chief Tim Craig of the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District said, “Training opportunities like this are […]

LONG TIME FIRE DISTRICT DIRECTOR DON BOYD RETIRES

  Long-time Director for the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District, Don Boyd is retiring from the Board when his term expires at the end of June 2017.   Director Boyd began his service on the Budget Committee for the District in the 90’s where he served several terms for the organization.  In April 2002 Don was […]

SIX NEW LIFESAVING MEDICAL DEVICES PLACED AROUND SISTERS COUNTRY

Five area businesses and one church recently applied for, and were awarded, grant money from the Sisters – Camp Sherman Fire District for the purchase of an Automatic External Defibrillator.   The goal of the grant program was to maximize the survivability rate from incidents of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA).  One of the best ways […]

Central Oregon Fire Chiefs Announce Seasonal Burning Closure of Sunset on May 31, 2017

The Central Oregon Fire Chiefs Association (COFCA) has announced the date of closing for residential and private lands open debris burning across the tri-county region in Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson Counties.  Fire Chiefs from the local municipal and rural fire departments, along with State and Federal partners have determined due to existing environmental conditions this […]

SISTERS-CAMP SHERMAN FIRE DISTRICT OFFERS FREE HELMETS TO SISTERS AREA KIDS

The Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District received a $200 grant from the Sisters Kiwanis Community Service Foundation to provide bicycle helmets to Sisters area children who are in need of one.  With the grant funding, the Fire District was able to purchase 28 bicycle helmets sized toddler through extra-large. Safe Kids Oregon reports that every two […]

FIRE DISTRICT TO PROVIDE AREA SCHOOL CHILDREN SUN EXPOSURE BRACELETS

Recently, members of the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District and a few community members gathered together to make 511 bracelets in honor of Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District Volunteer Firefighter Michael McLaughlin who passed away in November from lung cancer.   The “Michael’s Awareness Bracelet” is made with suede string and UV beads.  The beads are white […]

Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District Captain Rescued in Death Valley

Three members of the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District (Captain Thornton Brown, Captain Jeff Liming and Fire Medic Matt Millar) embarked on a technical canyoneering descent last week in Hades Canyon in Death Valley.  This is said to be perhaps the toughest adventure hike in Death Valley and one which is only for the most experienced […]

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 […]

Fire District Receives Improved ISO Rating

For Immediate Release  Contact: Roger Johnson Fire Chief (541) 549-0771, or 541-430-7395 Cell. Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District Receives New Rating Residents of the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District (District) may see reduced fire insurance rates as a result of a recently completed survey by the Insurance Services Office (ISO).  ISO is an independent company that serves […]