Category Archives: Press Releases

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, […]

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 […]

Era of Megafires is coming to Deschutes County in a 3-part series in March. Save the date for the event closest to you. 

Era of Megafires comes to Central Oregon Nationally recognized ecologist Paul Hessburg presents options for reshaping our wildfire problem   Bend, OR: It may not feel like it outside, but fire season is on its way. This March, local partners are coming together to offer three Era of Megafire presentations for Central Oregonians. The Deschutes […]

Thinning Operations to Occur Near Crossroads Subdivision

Goal is to improve fire resilience and increase safety near area SISTERS– Over the next couple months, the Deschutes National Forest’s Sisters Ranger District will be doing thinning operations near the Crossroads subdivision to create a more fire resilient ecosystem adjacent to the neighborhood. Background Fires like the Milli Fire last summer, as well as […]

SISTERS-BASED VETERAN’S ORGANIZATION LATEST RECIPIENT OF LIFESAVING MEDICAL EQUIPMENT THROUGH FIRE DISTRICT GRANT PROGRAM

Warfighter Outfitters Inc. is the latest recipient of an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) through the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District’s AED grant program.  The goal of the grant program is to maximize the survivability rate from incidents of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA).  One of the best ways to do that is to have as many AED’s […]

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 […]

SISTERS-CAMP SHERMAN FIRE DISTRICT FIREFIGHTER PROMOTED TO LIEUTENANT

Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District recognized the outstanding achievements of Resident Volunteer Rachelle Beiler by promoting her to the position of Resident Volunteer Lieutenant.  The Resident Volunteer Lieutenant is responsible for supervisory support of resident volunteer firefighters and EMT’s in the District’s resident volunteer college program.  The District provides college scholarships and housing to nine students […]

HOLIDAY PLANNING NEEDS TO INCLUDE FIRE PREVENTION AND SAFETY

News Release from Oregon State Fire Marshal Posted on FlashAlert: December 11th, 2017 10:18 AM With the holiday season in full swing, State Fire Marshal Jim Walker urges citizens to remember fire prevention when decorating and entertaining. From 2012 through 2016, Oregon fire agencies reported there were 3,510 residential fires during the holiday period from […]

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 […]

OREGON STATE FIRE MARSHAL SENDS EQUIPMENT AND PERSONNEL TO ASSIST WITH CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES

News Release from Oregon State Fire Marshal Posted on FlashAlert: December 6th, 2017 8:42 AM The Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal, through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, has activated its Agency Operations Center and 10 strike teams with equipment and personnel who are enroute to assist with the latest wildfires in California. California fire […]

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS FESTIVITIES UNDERWAY AT SISTERS-CAMP SHERMAN FIRE DISTRICT

Volunteers in the greater Sisters area are once again celebrating the holiday season with several activities during the next two months including the Sisters Christmas Parade, holiday lights display, Spirit of Christmas gift drive and community Christmas dinner at the fire station.   The Sisters – Camp Sherman Fire & Ambulance Association is sponsoring the […]

Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District Receives Distinguished Budget Award

The Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for its 2017-2018 budget.  The Distinguished Budget Presentation Award is the highest award in governmental budgeting. This is the second year in a row the District has received this award and is one of only a […]

FIRE DISTRICT MAKES IMPROVEMENTS TO LOCUST STREET TRAINING SITE

The Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District has recently made upgrades to its Locust Street training site in Sisters allowing firefighters a safe place to train. The property, located on South Locust Street near the City of Sisters sewer treatment plant is approximately four acres and was acquired in 2013 through an intergovernmental agreement with the City […]

Halloween Carnival & Safety Tips

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 4, 2017 Contact: Julie Spor, Public Information Officer 541-549-0771   ANNUAL HALLOWEEN EVENT AT THE FIRE STATION The Sisters community children and families are invited to a howling good time at the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire Station from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31. Come check out our new carnival […]

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 […]

Fireworks – Keep it Legal, Keep it Safe!

Fireworks – Keep it Legal, Keep it Safe The Office of State Fire Marshal, Oregon fire service, Keep Oregon Green, the Pacific Northwest Wildfire Coordination Group, natural resource agencies, Oregon fireworks wholesalers, and safety experts encourage Oregonians to “Keep it Legal and Keep it Safe” when using fireworks. The 2017 Oregon fireworks sales season opens Friday, […]

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 […]