The fall weather finally arrived in late October. The recent rains and cooler temperatures have lowered the fire danger enough to allow outdoor debris burning season to open on November 1st. Before you do any outdoor burning of any kind you must call the Burn Information Line at 541-923-4633 to find out if any temporary restrictions are in place. Restrictions are common at the beginning and end of the burn season as weather conditions can change quickly in the Fall and Spring. You must also have a copy of the District’s Burn Regulations and Safe Debris Burning pamphlet on site. You can get this document from our website or by stopping by the fire station.
The annual Holiday Giving Tree will be going up in the fire station lobby on November 28th. The Holiday Giving Tree program goes beyond families with children and includes all adults in the families. You can come to the Fire Station starting November 28th and choose an ornament from our Giving Tree, then purchase the items on the list. Bring those items back to the Fire Station and we will wrap them, and give them to the families, along with a holiday meal food box, just before Christmas.
Those community members that have a need and could benefit from this program can apply and request their needs and wants that they may not be able to afford. Applications for the Giving Tree will be available beginning November 7th at the Fire Station and will also be available on our website.
Shop with a Firefighter is also coming up in early December. Your Firefighters will get to take children from Crooked River Ranch shopping for holiday gifts that they might not otherwise get. Then Santa will deliver their wrapped gifts at a special pizza party. The Terrebonne and Culver Schools help choose the children who participate.
Keep an eye out on our website and social media for winter and holiday fire prevention and preparedness tips. Throughout November and December, there will be lots of good information coming out to help keep you safe.