Forest Service, Sisters Ranger District is planning to light the first spring prescribed burn tomorr

Hi Greater Sisters Community!!! Sisters Area Fuels Reduction (SAFR) Unit 131 @ 62 acres is our priority unit for tomorrows operations. T15S R9E Section 24. We have ~1,000 acres worth of units prepared for ignitions this spring season, reference attached map for additional unit locations. The Interactive map site located at www.centraloregonfire.org is an excellent tool for referencing ALL things fire related in central Oregon, click on the PRESCRIBED FIRE tab located in the upper left of homepage to display an area map then zoom in for specific unit details – roads, trails, campgrounds.

Prescribed Fire Text Alerts now available

Land managers and public health officials have come together to develop two new tools to provide Central Oregonians with fire resources: Central Oregon Fire (www.centraloregonfire.org) offers up-to-date information on prescribed fire and wildfire locations, smoke impacts, and health resources. You can now sign up for text alerts about prescribed fire by texting COFIRE to 888777. Living in a fire-adapted ecosystem means Central Oregonians have a season for wildfire and another for prescribed fire. Residents will start seeing prescribed burns around Central Oregon in preparation for fire season and to create a healthier forest.

Upcoming FireFree Yard Debris Recycling Events!

Fire season is just around the corner and now is the time for Central Oregonians to prepare. Fire science tells us that if you have created and maintained a defensible/survivable space around your home, it has an 80% chance of surviving a wildfire without fire department assistance. Those are great odds and FireFree urges residents to take that bet, and prepare for the upcoming wildfire season. There are some simple steps you can take to protect your home and community from wildfire. This spring, partners in the Central Oregon area will host FireFree days. Crook, Deschutes, Klamath, and Jefferson Counties will all be hosting FireFree events for local residents. Now is the time to clean up y

2019 Sisters Country Wildfire Preparedness Symposium

APRIL 27, 2019 10 AM-NOON SISTERS-CAMP SHERMAN FIRE DISTRICT COMMUNITY HALL 301 S. Elm Street – Sisters, Oregon 9:00 a.m. Setup 9:30 a.m. Social 10:00 a.m. Welcome & Introductions : Chief Roger Johnson 10:10 a.m. 2018 Local/National Review : United States Forest Service 2019 Predictions Current Mitigation Efforts 10:40 a.m. Update & Mitigation Efforts Oregon Department of Forestry Firewise Update 11:10 a.m. CPAW Adoption Fire Safety Manager Doug Green New Burn Permit System FireFree CWPP Upcoming Preparedness Plans 11:40 a.m. Questions & Wrap Up

Awesome Video of Burn to Learn in Sisters Jan 5/6, 2019

A video showing you the ins and outs of firefighter training. this was a combined training lead by Sisters - Camp Sherman Fire, with Cloverdale Fire an Black Butte Ranch Fire. Thanks to Brett Miller for the production of this video. "Burn to Learn” training exercises provide invaluable training to our firefighters using live fire. District firefighters practice search and rescue skills along with fire attack, ventilation and exposure protection activities. Without these structures, our firefighters could not achieve the high quality of training that these events will bring.

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