Fire district receives $11,000 in equipment

Cloverdale Volunteer Fire Fighter Association President Kyle Wattenburg and Vice-president Spencer Cashwell presented the Cloverdale Rural Fire Protection District Board of Directors with $11,000 in tools and equipment at their regular March 16 meeting. The volunteers raised approximately $12,000 during raffle fundraisers last year geared toward equipment purchases. The tools presented consisted of two portable scene lights, two rotary cutoff saws for rescue work, and two ventilation fans to remove toxic smoke and gases from buildings during and after fires. These tools will replace currently used outdated, disparate, or non-existent equipment. This brings the total to over $40,000 tha

Fire district honors volunteers

The Cloverdale Volunteer Fire Fighters Association banquet was held Saturday, March 12, at the Sisters Rodeo Clubhouse to honor the volunteers and members for their dedication and service. Fire Chief Thad Olsen and Training Officer Michael Valoppi spent most of the evening speaking of the fire district volunteers who served their neighbors of the district in the year of 2015. Lt. Clinton Weaver was awarded the Volunteer of the Year Award. Spencer Cashwell, an officer trainee, was awarded the Deputy Chief John Thomas award, for his dedication and commitment to the fire district. Firefighter Derrick Clark, one of the newest firefighters in Cloverdale, was voted as Rookie of the Year. One

Firefighters take on stair challenge - Local firefighters raised $25,000 for cancer research. photo

Fourteen local firefighters from the Black Butte Ranch, Cloverdale, and Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire Districts traveled to Seattle last weekend to participate in the 25th Annual Firefighters Stairclimb sponsored by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. This year, Sisters Country firefighters were able to raise over $25,000 for this worthy cause, thanks to the kindness and generosity of the community and visitors. As of Monday morning the team of firefighters was in 10th place for fundraising among teams from over 300 different fire departments. Firefighters competed with more 1,900 other firefighters from six countries and 26 states for time in the 69-story climb. Last year this event raised

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