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.
Deschutes County has an Evacuation Guide for preparing for a wildfire. We encourage you to view or download the pdf file of it here and use it to prepare incase of a wildfire.
One of the questions that is asked when you call “9-1-1” for assistance is: “What is your address?” Many addresses in our area require that the caller give 911 detailed information on how to find their driveway or access road in order for emergency responders to provide rapid assistance. Instructions like, “Take the third driveway from the intersection and turn right and then go to the second left and we live in the blue house.”
TIPS FOR EVERYONE: Every home should have a visible address that can be seen from the street, day or night. If you don’t have a visible address, the fire department, visitors, delivery companies and many more may not be able to find you quickly. Go to the tab “Fire Safety” and then to the “Street Address Signs” page for how to get your emergency street address sign. AFD strongly encourages every household on our district to have an emergency compliant sign.
AFD responded to a structure fire in April 2016