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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Due to the continued hot and dry weather, the Douglas Forest Protective Association will impose Public Fire Restrictions, also known as a “Regulated Use Closure” effective 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 1st. The Public Fire Restrictions will be in effect on all 1.6 million acres of private, county, state, and BLM lands protected by DFPA. The Industrial Fire Precaution level (IFPL) will remain at IFPL 1 for the Douglas District.