The Sisters–Camp Sherman Fire District team of volunteers is comprised of your neighbors, friends and maybe even your relatives. They’re people just like you – with families, jobs and active lifestyles who still find time to give back to their community. Sisters–Camp Sherman Fire District offers a friendly environment for you to discover your capabilities and make the most of your volunteering investment.
Established in 1937, the Sisters–Camp Sherman Fire District is a premier provider of emergency services in northwest Deschutes County, Oregon – protecting residents and businesses along the Highway 20 corridor and forest recreation areas of Sisters and Camp Sherman.
What do our Volunteers do?
The Fire District offers two distinct paths for people interested in becoming a volunteer: Traditional Volunteer and Fire Corps Volunteer.
Traditional Volunteers provide firefighting and/or emergency medical services, vehicle extrication and specialized rescue and fire prevention services to a 240 square mile area including the City of Sisters and the Camp Sherman community from four fire stations. In addition we provide advanced life support emergency medical and ambulance transport services to an area over 800 square miles.
Fire Corps volunteers may perform administrative functions (office work, data entry), life safety education such as CPR and first aid training, blood pressure assessments, green emergency address sign installation, public and fire/EMS department assistance and community risk (smoke alarms and fire prevention/safety education). Fire Corps members may also receive training in other duties and programs as assigned by the Fire Chief.
The Sisters–Camp Sherman Fire District is a combination career and volunteer fire department which blends a 24 hour career staff with volunteers who are ready 24/7 to assist in any emergency. We train hard and expect a lot from our volunteers. The department currently maintains a fleet of five fire engines, one heavy rescue truck, four ambulances, four light and one heavy brush engines, four water tenders and four command vehicles.
Who are our volunteers?
Supported by an active association, the membership is made up of approximately 45 active firefighters and EMS personnel, six scholarship students and 24 Fire Corps members. Sisters–Camp Sherman Fire District seeks volunteers to bolster its ranks in order to provide a wide range of services. We offer comprehensive benefits including quality training, flexible station assignments, an accidental death and dismemberment insurance policies, workman’s comp, air and ground ambulance benefits, length of service award and shift meal reimbursement.
Sisters – Camp Sherman Fire District has a vision for expanding our volunteer base to include a diverse membership. We encourage the volunteerism of qualified men and women of all ethnicity and backgrounds.