Your Fire Department continues to be here and focused on providing service to our community. Each day we review all of the newest recommendations for the best practices to keep our community, patients and firefighters safe. We engage with our Board of Directors and our Police Department as well as county and state officials to continue providing service during this crisis.
In order for our firefighters to remain healthy and respond during this crisis to emergency calls for service, we ask that community members not come to the fire station. If you are experiencing non-emergency COVID-19 symptoms please remain home and call your primary medical provider. If you need emergency assistance call 9-1-1 and we will be on our way to help! If you have other, non-emergency business for the fire department please call us at 541-593-8622.
In addition to our temporarily closed lobby, we are also suspending Knoxbox and smoke alarm installations. As soon as we are able to, we will be providing these services once again. Also, as much as we hate to say it, we also have to take a pause on any special treats that are brought by the station. We love our community and their care for one another and us, but for the moment we are unable to accept any of your wonderful treats that you regularly bring by for us to sample.
For more local information on our county's response and what to do, please visit the Deschutes County COVID-19 information site using the hyperlink in white.
Stay safe and healthy!
The information is constantly updating on COVID-19. For the latest information, click on the link below.
In response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and preventing any potential transmission of the disease to our fire personnel, the following temporary restrictions for the Fire Department are in place:
Community member ride-alongs with firefighters and tours of our station are temporarily suspended, as well as public use of our training room/meeting space. Please also note when coming to our front door there are additional cautions to prevent spread. If you have symptoms you believe are related to the virus be sure to reach out to your medical provider via phone to discuss what steps you should take for minimizing the effects of the illness and preventing additional exposures. As always, if you have an emergency situation related to the illness or any other medical or fire need call 911 for emergencies. We are also happy to speak with you regarding concerns or any other non-emergency needs via phone at 541-593-8622. For up-to-date COVID-19 information you may call 2-1-1 or visit the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) website at healthoregon.org/coronavirus. There is also an email notification for updates you may signup for on the OHA website.
Symptoms to watch out for include: cough, cold, fever and respiratory distress.
OHA continues to recommend that all people in Oregon take everyday precautions to prevent the spread of many respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19 and influenza: