The Alfalfa Fire District would like to remind everyone how important it is to have clear address signs. On several recent emergencies fire crews had difficulty reading the address that was posted causing a delay for us and the paramedics arriving on scene.
Please make sure your address sign is visible from the road day or night.
For more information please go to our fire safety tab on this website.
Please Install CO Detectors
Winter is upon us at last!! With our homes closed up for warmth and heaters running we would like to remind everyone of the dangers of Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning and the very simple ways to prevent it.
Carbon monoxide (CO) is produced when the following items are used and must be properly vented to the outside:
- Gas heaters
- Water heaters
- Fire places
The best way to prevent CO from building up in your home or work space is to:
- Make sure all of the above equipment is operating and venting properly
- Only operate vehicles and generators in well ventilated areas
By installing a CO detector you will be alerted to the presence of CO. These are battery operated, simple to install and can be purchased from any home improvement center.
We would like to remind everyone how important it is to have a home fire plan.
Fire prevention is the best way to reduce the likelihood of a fire in your home.
Things to YOU can do to prevent a fire:
- Keep combustibles away from all heat sources such as water heaters and space heaters
- Clean build up of lint in your clothes dryer
- Do not overload electrical outlets
- Keep flammable liquids such as gasoline stored properly and away from all heat sources
- Have your chimney cleaned and inspected yearly
- Do not leave cooking food unattended
If you do have a fire it is important to have a home safety plan. This plan should include:
- Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to alert everyone of a fire
- Home exit plan- what to do and how to get out of house if a fire occurs
- Outside meeting place- meeting place outside the home to make sure everyone is out of the house
- Discuss and practice this plan especially with children
- Calling 911.
For more information please go this Oregon State Fire Marshal link:
The AFD would like to thank Larry McCormack of Crook County for his generous donation toward the purchase of two Automated External Defibrillators (AED). These are used to help cardiac arrest patients and are a valuable tool for our medical responders and firefighters to use until paramedics arrive.
Thank you to Bend Fire Captain Hossick and Amber Hossick from Code Ready Training for providing our CPR/AED
training and certification.
The BLM taught the S-130 and the S-190 wildland fire safety and fire behavior class this weekend. It was essential training for our Firefighters so that we can effectively and safely fight wildland fires. A big thank you to the BLM!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED—FIRE FIGHTER / EMS AF&R Volunteer Application Form(pdf)
The Alfalfa Fire District is looking for men and women who are willing to commit the time and effort to be part of the Alfalfa Fire District team. You will be an essential part of us accomplishing our mission.
Our Mission: To provide for community safety through fire/EMS response, community education and fire prevention.
Ways to serve:
• Firefighters- To train for and respond to all types of emergency and nonemergency incidents. including structure fires, vehicle fires, wildland fires, traffic accidents, hazardous conditions and medical aids.
• EMS Responders- To train for and respond to all types of requests for medical assistance.
• Support Team
• Must at least 18 years old
• Physically able to carry out job functions
• Have a valid Oregon drivers license
• Pass a background check
• Willingness to serve
• Must uphold the values of the Alfalfa Fire District
• Must attend at least 75% of meetings, training sessions and responses
Please contact :
Carolyn Chase at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Chief Ron Thompson at 541 280 7362 or email@example.com
The Alfalfa Fire District would like our residents to be aware of a public alert system that is provided by Deschutes 911 to alert the public by cell phone of important emergency information such as:
- Emergency evacuations
- Hazardous materials incidents
Please use the following link to get more information and to sign up.