The nugget. (Sisters, Or.) 1994-current, March 08, 2017, Page 7, Image 7

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    Wednesday, March 8, 2017 The Nugget Newspaper, Sisters, Oregon
Coming through the snow...
Fire department honors its own
More than 100 guests
gathered together on Friday,
M ar ch 3, at FivePine
Conference Center to cel-
ebrate the 2016 accomplish-
ments of the Sisters-Camp
Sherman Fire District.
Keynote Speaker Tim Birr,
retired Public Information
Officer for both the City of
Eugene and Tualatin Valley
Fire and Rescue said, “I’m
glad to see family members
here tonight, because the fire
service is very much a fam-
ily business…especially if
you’re a volunteer. The pager
goes off at the worst possible
times; family events, kid’s
games, nights, weekends
and holidays. In addition, the
things you see on calls aren’t
the kinds of things you can
neatly leave at the fire station
after a call… they follow you
home. The support you get
from your family has a lot to
do with your ability to serve
your community.”
Deputy Chief Tim Craig
spoke about operations and
training updates including
a 22 percent increase in call
volume in 2016, an Insurance
Services Office rerate,
receipt of the Government
Finance Officers Association
Distinguished Budget Award
and upcoming projects for the
Fire District.
Fire Chief Roger Johnson
awarded the Outstanding
Partnership Award to the City
of Sisters. Chief Johnson said,
“The City of Sisters has been
an outstanding partner for
the Fire District in the past
year. When deep snow fell
in December the City offered
24-hour emergency snowplow
assistance to help ambulances
and fire engines access homes
of people experiencing a fire
or medical emergency. The
City also helped the Fire
District update its Insurance
Services Office (ISO) rating
Fire Chief Roger Johnson presented awards for a variety of achievements
at the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District’s awards dinner last week.
in 2016. Forty percent of the
• 5 years of service: David
Fire District ISO rating is Keller, Luke Boskovich, Nyle
based on the community water Head and Matt Millar.
system capabilities. The City
• 10 years of service:
of Sisters also worked closely Angie Ward, David Gentry
with the Fire District in plan- and Gail Butler.
ning and mitigating impacts
• 15 years of service: Steve
of storm related events.”
Lifesaving Awards were
• 35 years of service: Gary
presented to Fire Medic David Lovegren.
Ward, Lieutenant Hayden
• Career Firefighter of the
Jones, EMR Josh Ward, Fire Year: Matt Millar.
Medic Keller and Captain
• Past Fire Corps Chairs:
Jeremy Ast for two separate Gail Butler and Les Schell.
incidents. The first incident
• Contributions to the
involved a 16-year-old male Address Sign Program: Bruce
patient that was involved in Shaull.
a motor vehicle accident and
• Rookie of the Year:
was trapped. Personnel used David Ward.
the Jaws of Life to extricate
• Outstanding Fire Fitness:
the patient and then treated Luke Boskovich.
and transported the patient
• Resident Volunteer of the
Code 3 to the hospital. The Year: Hayden Jones.
patient suffered a traumatic
• Fire Corps Volunteer of
brain injury but survived due the Year: Beverly Halcon.
to the efforts of the crew. The
• Volunteer of the Year:
second incident involved a Heather Miller.
motor vehicle accident on
• EMT of the Year: Christi
Highway 20. The patient was Davis.
the driver of a vehicle who
• Firefighter of the Year:
struck a tree and was in car- Cody Manzi.
diac arrest. Personnel per-
Chief Johnson closed the
formed CPR on the driver and evening congratulating all of
saved his life.
the award winners and rec-
District award winners ognizing everyone who helps
were announced next and make the District a wonderful
place to work and volunteer.
A rare double-budded tulip comes through the snow reminding us
that spring is indeed on the way. When a tulip bulb has the best
of growing conditions it can develop two flower buds in the bulb.
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