Cloverdale's new engine in service

Taxpayers funded the purchase of a capable new fire engine.photo provided The Cloverdale Fire District recently held a combined ceremony which is known in the fire service as a "Wetting Ceremony" and a "Housing Ceremony." The Wetting Ceremony is the dedication of a new engine. Water was taken from the old truck and poured into the new truck's tank to show the continuity of service from one generation to the next. After the transfer of water from the 35-year-old Pierce engine, the Housing Ceremony began. Chief Thad Olsen recounted the fact that many years ago fire apparatus was pulled to the scene of fires by horses. Upon return to the firehouse, the horses could not back the heavy steam

TEMPORARY  PUBLIC USE RESTRICTIONS DESCHUTES NATIONAL FOREST

Pursuant to 16 USC 551, 36 CFR 261.50 (a) and (b), the following special restrictions and prohibitions are established on all lands within the Deschutes National Forest, within the State of Oregon, and as depicted on the attached exhibits, hereby incorporated in this Order as Exhibit A. PROHIBITIONS: 1. Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire or stove fire, including a charcoal fire, EXCEPT at campfire rings established by the Forest Service at posted, developed and designated campgrounds shown in Exhibit A. 36 CFR § 261.52(a). 2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a designated campground, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diame

Progress is happening...

Everyday the progress of Station 602 is a site to see... To know that soon we will have truck bays that will actually fit our apparatus, without response delays because of the double stacking of vehicles or door widths that we have to inch through not to break mirrors, is a sign that the Cloverdale Fire District is now becoming a state of the art 21st century Fire District. Thank you to our constituents for this ability to be better public servants to our neighbors.

Two are Awarded Promotions...

Lieutenant Clinton Weaver and AIC Spencer Cashwell, These two men exemplify what it means to be a volunteer. Each receiving Firefighter of the Year, and the Deputy Chief John Thomas Award, multiple times, for their dedication and service. Congratulations to now, Captain Weaver And Lieutenant Cashwell, for being willing to take on the risks that come with striving to be better public servants to your community. Once the ceremony was complete, Both, Lieutenant Cashwell's and Captain Weaver's wives pinned there new collar pins on them. We are proud to have them a part of the community.

New Fire Engine in Service...

Monday Night we held a ceremony which is known in the fire service as a Wetting Ceremony and a Housing Ceremony. The Wetting Ceremony is the dedication of the new truck to replace the old. Water is taken from the old truck and poured into the new trucks’ tank to show the continuity of service from one generation to the next. Many years ago fire apparatus was pulled to the scene of fires by horses. Upon return to the firehouse, the horses could not back the heavy steam engines and hose carts into the building. The apparatus was placed on the apron, the horses unhitched, and the rigs pushed back into the station by hand. Tonight we honor that tradition to mark the placing into service of t

Looking like a Fire Station...

More metal workers arrived today, working to keep the project on track. The building is looking more and more like a Fire Station every day. Thank you to our neighbors and our constituents, for giving us the opportunity to keep our vehicles in a set of bays, that will allow us a quicker response to emergencies and a safer space for our Volunteer Members to work out of.

OR 126 Chip Seal to start August 15 between Redmond and Sisters

Beginning Monday, August 15th, the Oregon Department of Transportation will be chip sealing OR 126 between Sisters and Redmond. Crews plan to begin the chip seal near Redmond then work west towards Sisters. Traffic impacts: On Monday, August 15th & Tuesday, August 16th, travelers can expect up to 45 minute delays between SW Cline Falls Road and SW Helmholtz Way. In the rural section between Redmond & Sisters, motorists can expect delays up to 20 minutes during the chip seal placement which will occur on August 17/18 & 22/23. There could also be minor delays during night time/early morning hours for road sweeping. Crews will try to limit delays during peak commuting hours in the morning.

Moving Forward...

Station 602 construction is moving forward. The steel infrastructure is being completed today, and tomorrow it is to be inspected. After that the roof and exterior sidewalls can start to be installed. So exciting!

Fire burned 8.4 acres, threatened homes; Cloverdale fire chief praises teamwork

http://www.ktvz.com/news/brushfire-east-of-sisters-shuts-fryrear-road/41006852 SISTERS, Ore. - A wind-whipped brushfire broke out late Monday afternoon east of Sisters, racing across more than eight acres while prompting road closures and evacuations of some homes in the area, with numerous others under pre-evacuation notice for three hours. Crews and engines working through the night firmed up fire lines and continued mop-up work Tuesday, the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center reported. The fire was 80 percent contained by Tuesday evening, holding off on declaring the gusty winds subside. Central Oregon fire danger level raised to 'extreme' Fryrear Road reopened to all traffic at

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