Due to drying fuels and increasing fire danger, the Douglas Forest Protective Association will implement Public Use Restrictions on July 1st, 2017 at 12:01 a.m. These fire prevention measures will be in place on all 1.6 million acres of private, county, state, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Indian Affairs lands protected by DFPA.
NOTICE OF BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING
A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Winston Dillard Fire District No. 5, Douglas County, Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018, will be held at 250 SE Main Street, Winston OR 97476. The meeting will take place on the 15th day of May 2017 at 5:00 pm. The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget document and to receive comment from the public on the budget. A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after May 8th at SE 250 Main Street, Winston OR 97476, between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.
This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place. Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee.
The City of Winston allows burning yard debris the whole month of May and that it does not require a permit if you live inside the city limits. Please do not leave your burn pile unattended and you need to have a hose, shovel and fire extinguisher with you at all times. The burn pile must be 25 feet from a structure. For more information to contact the City of Winston. 541-679-6739
FireMed Renewals have been mailed. Reminder, there is a drop box for your FireMed Renewals and will be checked daily. For more information go to http://winston.firemed.us
Sunday, March 12 marks the beginning of daylight saving time and serves as a good reminder for Oregonians to test their smoke alarms. The Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal is urging residents to test their smoke alarms before automatically changing the batteries.
“Smoke alarm technology has advanced and many now come with 10-year batteries and some are tamper-resistant,” said State Fire Marshal Jim Walker. “So, I encourage residents to test their alarms before changing the battery.”
Oregon law requires ionization-only smoke alarms that are solely battery powered to come equipped with a hush feature and a 10-year battery. Because of this technology, the national slogan “Change your clock, Change your battery” may not apply to Oregon residents who have these ionization-only smoke alarms.
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