Central Oregon Fire Chiefs Announce Seasonal Burning Closing at Sunset on May 31

The Central Oregon Fire Chiefs Association (COFCA) announces the date of closing for residential and private lands open debris burning across the tri-county region in Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson Counties. Burning debris piles on private lands in much of central Oregon will not be allowed starting on June 1 this year as the area heads into the summer wildland fire season. “In order to best serve our residents throughout central Oregon with fire and EMS protection, Central Oregon Fire Chief’s each year, jointly select a common closing date to avoid escaped residential debris burns on private lands”, said Matt Smith, Fire Chief, Crook County Fire District, and Chair of Central Oregon Fire Ch

Fire Danger Rating has moved to Moderate.

MODERATE - Fires can start from most accidental causes, but with the exception of lightning fires in some areas, the number of starts is generally low. We are moving closer to fire season. Please follow the regulations on your permit. If you do not have a permit, stop by our station at 67433 Cloverdale Rd. to pick one up.

OFFERED FOR SALE BY SEALED BID 2000 KENWORTH WATER TENDER

The Cloverdale Rural Fire Protection offers for sale by public auction, as authorized by District Policy, one water tender. The water tender is a 2000 Kenworth W900S, Vin#1NKWL00X9YS848343. The water tender has a Cummins 6 cylinder diesel engine and manual transmission. The has a 3,000 gallon stainless steel tank and a 750 GPM pump. No additional equipment or tools are included. Minimum bid is $38,000. The water tender is sold in “as-is” condition without warranty. The apparatus may be inspected, by appointment, at the Cloverdale Fire District Station 2, located at 67433 Cloverdale Road, Sisters Oregon. Sealed bids must be received no later than 4:00 PM on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at the F

Cloverdale Volunteers Car Fire Training

Training Prop supplied by Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards & Training Drone Video By: Kirk Metzger Training with props, like these provided by DPSST, allows our Firefighters to train in close to realistic conditions while adding a level of safety while they learn to provided our community with high quality service delivery.

Two-day prescribed burn planned SW of Sisters 200 acres to be ignited Friday, Saturday

Given favorable weather conditions, Deschutes National Forest firefighters on the Sisters Ranger District plan to conduct a prescribed burn on Friday and Saturday. Firefighters will take two days to ignite the 200-acre SAFR 124 unit about 3 ½ miles southwest of Sisters along Forest Road 15. This unit is directly north of the Milli Fire scar and 2 miles south of the Crossroads subdivision. Burning in this unit is designed to decrease hazardous fuels accumulations within the Wildland-Urban Interface near the city of Sisters and surrounding communities and to reduce the risk of high intensity wildfire. Due to the location of these units, the public will likely see smoke from Sisters and drivers

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