This is a list of the annual events that we sponsor, participate in, or host at the Fire Station. The events listed are listed out for the entire year, with general information here, not specific dates or times.
Watch the "reader board" both at the Fire Station, and to the left, here on the website specific for dates and times.
February - Jefferson County Rabies & Dog License Clinic
At the Fire Station. Licenses for Jefferson County Residents only. Rabies vaccine available (current rabies vaccination valid thru current year required for license). License fee is less expensive for "altered" dogs (must provide proof) and more expensive for "unaltered" dogs. For shot and license cost, contact Jefferson County Animal Control.
March - Daylight Savings Time
Begins At 2:00 AM. Remember to set your clocks ahead 1 hour. This is also a great time to change your smoke alarm batteries! If you have questions about smoke detectors, need assistance changing batteries, have smoke detectors that do not work, or know of someone who needs assistance or additional smoke detectors, please contact the Fire District Office at 923-6776. (See "Contact Us" on this site for contact information)
March/April - Annual CRR Easter Egg Hunt.
Each year, Crooked River Ranch Fire & Rescue sponsors an Easter Egg Hunt for children on the Ranch. The Auxiliary "stuffs" about 5000 plastic eggs each year. This event is held in the area of the ballpark, off Chinook, North of the Trading Post. The area will be divided into 4 age groups. We will have a fenced-in area for both the 2 year old and under group, and 3 & 4 year old group; a "light brush" area for the 5-8 year olds; and a "heavy brush" area for the 9-12 year olds. We use plastic eggs, which we stuff with candy. We ask that you please return the plastic eggs to us after your children have taken out the candy. We plan to start the "hunt" promptly at 10:00 AM. All age groups go at the same time, so please plan to have your children there by 9:30 AM so they can get into the appropriate staging area for their age group. Mark your calendar, bring your kids, and see how fast 5000+ eggs can be picked up!
April - Jefferson Country Sheriff's Office Boat Safety Inspections
Bring your boat, boat registration, boater card and all required safety items for your boat. The Sheriff's Office will do a safety inspection of your boat and you can receive your 2012 safety sticker. The inspections are from 10 AM to 4 PM in the parking lot at the fire station.
July - "Touch - A -Truck"
McPhearson Park. We plan to have one of our Fire Engines, an Ambulance, and a light Brush Truck available. We also hope to have the AirLife helicopter there too, but they have not yet confirmed. Please bring your children. This is a great opportunity for them (and you) to climb aboard Fire Apparatus and an Ambulance, and to learn more about Fire Apparatus, the Fire Department and Fire Safety. Everyone is Welcome!
July 4 - Fireworks!
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Bring your 4th of July LEGAL FIREWORKS to the parking area in front of the Ranch Chapel. Crooked River Ranch Fire & Rescue will be on hand with fire apparatus to provide a safe environment for those who would like to enjoy everyone's fireworks. We ask that you do not shoot off fireworks in your yard. Even the legal fireworks can start a fire. Remember, you are liable for any damage to neighboring properties.
July 4th Weekend
4th of July Parade Starts at 10:00 AM. The parade will start in the Crooked River Ranch RV Park, go down Hayes Road and Chinook Chinook, thru "downtown" Crooked River Ranch, to the Ranch Chapel area. The Parade is in conjunction with the Crooked River Ranch Lions Club's Annual Buffalo Burger Feed in MacPherson Park. The Ranch Chapel will have a jump tent for the children. There will be a Plant & Garden sale, and a Crafter's Sale. Of course your CRR Fire & Rescue will be in the parade! We hope to see you there!
September - LABOR DAY WEEKEND BREAKFAST
Sunday 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM at the fire station. This is the Volunteer Fire Association's Annual Fundraiser Breakfast with pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, fruit cups, milk, juice, and coffee. Please make a note on your calendar for September and be sure to join us for this "yummy" breakfast!
October - Annual Grange Swiss Steak Dinner
At the Fire Station. Swiss Steak, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Green Beans, Pie or Cake, Coffee & Pepsi products. All proceeds after expenses are donated to the Crooked River Ranch Volunteer Fire Association.
October - Halloween Party for Ranch Children
CRR Fire & Rescue participates in the Redmond Fire & Rescue Halloween Party. The event takes place on Halloween from 4 PM to 9 P M at the main fire station in Redmond, located at 341 NW Dogwood Avenue. Come trick-or-treating and get information about fire safety!
November - Daylight Savings Time Ends @ 2:00 AM.
At 2:00 AM, you will set your clocks back to 1:00 AM Standard Time. This is a good time to replace all of your smoke detector batteries, and be ready for the Holidays. If you have questions about smoke detectors, or need help, please call the Crooked River Ranch Fire & Rescue Office @ 923-6776. (See "Contact Us" on this site for contact information)
November- Redmond's "Home for the Holidays"
The Redmond Starlight Holiday Parade begins at 5:00 PM on Saturday, -. The parade travels down 6th Street in Redmond from Dogwood to Forest. You Fire Department plans to join the parade again this year. Look forward to seeing you there!
December - Annual CRR Olde Fashioned Christmas
December - Annual Shop With A Firefighter Program
December - Annual Holiday Toy and Food Drive
December is the month for the Annual Holiday Toy and Food Drive for families in need on the Ranch.
This year, as it was last year, we will be handling all phases of the Holiday Toy and Food Drive on the Ranch. This is a major project for us, and we need your help: We need your donations of non-perishable foods (canned and boxed items) to put together a complete holiday meal, and toys for the children who otherwise would not receive any presents at Christmas. If you donate toys, please be sure they are new toys, and please do not wrap them - the Fire Auxiliary will wrap the presents. That way, we can better match the gift to the child. We will have drop off points set up at the Fire Station, Sandbagger, Ranch Association Office, Ranch Chapel, and the Trading Post. We also collect new only bicycles (boys and girls) for Christmas presents. Also, please - no clothes or used stuffed animals!
The Volunteer Fire Association will be purchasing the perishable items such as turkeys, bread, milk, etc.
You are more than welcome to donate money toward this effort! The Volunteer Fire Association is a not-for-profit, and all donations are tax deductible.
Collection starting and ending dates will be announced.