Category Archives: Press Releases

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

 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, […]

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