Cloverdale family escapes as fire destroys home...

A fire that destroyed a home in the Cloverdale area east of Sisters late Sunday night, but a family of four escaped in their pajamas into the snow and sub-freezing temperatures, Deschutes County sheriff's deputies said. Deputies and Cloverdale Rural Fire District crews were dispatched around 11 p.m. to the reported structure fire in the 69000 block of Hinkle Butte Drive, in the Panoramic View Estates subdivision, sheriff's Sgt. Kent Vander Kamp said. The homeowners said they'd heard noises in the bedroom area of the home before finding smoke and flames inside their two children's bedroom, Vander Kamp said. The homeowners pulled their children to safety before trying to put out the fire with

Apparatus Driver Volunteers wanted

During our recruitment campaign, The State of Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training has revised the requirements for Apparatus Drivers. Originally, Drivers needed to be certified as Firefighter - I, which is a structural firefighter. The revised requirement no longer requires this. So we can train in basic exterior firefighting, for knowledge, and allow volunteer drivers to operate our apparatus. If you are interested in just volunteering as an Apparatus Driver, please contact Michael L. Valoppi / Captain - Training Officer - Volunteer Coordinator - EMT mvaloppi@cloverdalefire.com / 541-948-1399 Cloverdale Rural Fire Protection District 541-389-2345 67433 Cloverda

Fire Season Preparation

It's time to start preparing for the 2018 fire season. Click on the video below for tips on making your home less vulnerable to wildfire this summer. You can also find more information by clicking the FireFree link on our website.

The CLOVERDALE FIRE DISTRICT is in need of dedicated volunteers.

To see how you can help your community, visit us at the Cloverdale Fire Station located at 67433 Cloverdale Rd. on the corner of Hwy 20, visit our website at www.cloverdalefire.com, email us at info@cloverdalefire.com or contact our volunteer coordinator Captain Michael Valoppi at 541-389-2345. The deadline to apply for our spring recruit academy is February 16, 2018.

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