Category Archives: Press Releases

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 […]

AED Grant Program Results

AUTOMATIC EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR GRANT PROGRAM DECLARED A SUCCESS   Over the past two weeks, six area businesses and one church were awarded grant money from the Sisters – Camp Sherman Fire District for the purchase of an Automatic External Defibrillator.   Sudden Cardiac Arrest is an abrupt loss of heart function. It is a leading cause […]

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 […]

Kidde Fire Safety Donates Smoke Alarms to Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District

The Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District has received a donation of 40 smoke alarms from Kidde Fire Safety.  Kidde’s mission is to provide safety solutions that protect people and property from the effects of fire and its related hazards, and the company is committed to educating families about fire and carbon monoxide safety. The donation is […]

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 […]

AED Grant Money Available!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 26, 2017 Contact: Julie Spor, Administrative Assistant 541-549-0771 GRANT MONEY FOR THE PURCHASE OF AUTOMATIC EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATORS (AEDs) MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SISTERS-CAMP SHERMAN FIRE DISTRICT. Sisters area businesses and organizations can now apply for grant money to purchase an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED). The grants range from $250-$750. About Sudden […]

ANNUAL SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS GIVING TREE PROGRAM UNDERWAY!

The Sisters – Camp Sherman Fire & Ambulance Association and the Sisters Kiwanis Club, are sponsoring the annual “Spirit of Christmas Giving Tree” to provide Christmas gifts to families in need in Sisters Country this holiday season.  We expect to serve close to 250 families this year.   The Sisters – Camp Sherman Fire & […]

Refinance of District’s 2007 General Obligation Bond will Save Taxpayers $195,000.00

The Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District recently completed the process of issuing a general obligation refunding bond to lower the interest expense on the District fire station.  District taxpayers approved the issuance of bonds to fund the construction of the headquarters fire station in 2007.  Annual interest rates on the bonds issued in 2007 were 4.5%. […]

Annual Halloween Party and Safety Tips!

ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PARTY AT THE FIRE STATION Spooks, goblins, and kids are invited to a howling good time at the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire Station from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, October 31. Come play games and – if you dare – venture into the haunted maze at the annual Halloween event. There will be refreshments, […]