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Firefighters will get live fire training

The Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District (SCSFD) plans to conduct live fire training exercises on Sunday, February 13 and Sunday, February 20 at 201 N. Pine St. in Sisters. The exercise will provide invaluable training to our firefighters using live fire, according to Deputy Fire Chief Tim Craig, who serves as the district training officer.

District firefighters will be practicing search and rescue skills along with fire attack, ventilation, and exposure protection activities.

“Successful prevention efforts and modern fire codes have created fewer opportunities for our firefighters to gain live fire experience with structure fires, so this type of training is invaluable,” said Craig.

Smoke from the burn will be kept to a minimum when possible, but the Fire District asks that area residents and businesses keep their windows closed during the exercises. Fire personnel and apparatus will remain on scene throughout the evening to monitor any continued burning, and each fire will be extinguished by Monday, February 14, and Monday, February 21.

Activity will be noticed during the days leading up to the live fire dates, and fire personnel will be on and off the site throughout that time for training and preparation.

Safety and control are the primary concerns at this training, Craig reported. Extra equipment and trained personnel are on scene at all times. For more information or to relay concerns regarding this exercise, contact the Fire District Administration office at 541-549-0771.


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