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    Illinois Valley News, Cave Junction, OR Wednesday, June 2, 2004
Page 16
IVHS class scheduling for
all students set for June 4
top priority
Staff Writer
When it comes to fire
safety, “You are your best
line of defense.”
So said De Spellman,
Illinois Valley fire preven-
tion coordinator, during a
community fire plan meet-
ing Wednesday, May 19 at
the county building in
Downtown Cave Junction.
“When it comes to the
distance (you should clear
combustible materials)
around your home,” said
Spellmen, “I would sug-
gest you put your back
against your house, put a
garden hose in your hand,
and then say to yourself,
‘Where do I want that
fire?’ ” said Spellman.
Members of the Illi-
nois Valley Fire District
(IVFD) met with more
than 30 community mem-
bers to kick off the first of
many scheduled meetings
to discuss how I.V. resi-
dents can better protect
their homes against wild-
fire damage.
Jerry Shaeffer, IVFD
marshal, said, “In 14 years,
I have seen a lot of damage
and destruction to homes
from wildfires, as well as
fires spreading from homes
into wildlands. This plan is
a concept we need input
from the community on in
order to make it work. We
are trying to design this
specifically for this com-
The overall idea of the
community fire plan isn’t
to force property owners to
cut down trees or clear
their land, but to offer the
most viable solutions to
prevent the potential for
fire damage to a home
should a fire occur in the
vicinity of the home.
For arena class sched-
uling at Illinois Valley
High School on Friday,
June 4, students will report
to school at their appropri-
ate scheduling times.
Those students who
must ride a bus should re-
port to the cafeteria until
their scheduling time. Stu-
dents will not be allowed
to schedule before their
allotted time.
Next year’s schedule
for grades 10, 11 and 12 is
alphabetically listed using
the first letter of the stu-
PHYSICAL FOR FIRE - Illinois Valley firefighters must
periodically undergo agility and stamina testing. Such
was the case at Jubilee Park in Cave Junction on Sat-
urday, May 29. Firefighters had to haul hose lines; rap-
idly and accurately unroll a 5-inch hose; move, place
and climb a ladder; and haul a wooden sled with cin-
der block on it. The firefighters had to don full gear as
part of the drill, and complete all aspects of the testing
in an appropriate length of time.
Bruce Bartow, Jose-
phine County Community
Development director, in-
dicated that the Illinois
Valley needed an organiza-
tion within the community
that could outlast existing
funding sources in order to
help maintain a working
fire plan.
“The obvious answer
is the fire district,” said
Bartow. “The Illinois Val-
ley Fire District is the larg-
est in Josephine County.
What we’re working on at
a county level is combin-
ing skills and resources to
work at ways to implement
ideas on the ground for
individual fire districts.
“The county will help
coordinate county, state
and federal agency efforts,
but the actual implementa-
tion of a fire plan will be
backed through your fire
district,” he said.
Public meetings are
scheduled in 2004 from
6:30 to 9 p.m. at the fol-
lowing locations:
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IVFD Fire Station 3,
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*Takilma - July 7, at
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9367 Takilma Road.
*Kerby - RCC Kerby
Belt Bldg., 24254 Red-
wood Hwy.
*Holland - Aug. 11,
IVFD Fire Station 4, 5465
Holland Loop Road.
*Cave Junction, Aug.
11, County Building, 102
S. Redwood Hwy.
Tracy Katelman, I.V.
fire plan coordinator, said
the idea of the public meet-
ings is to introduce people
of the valley to the Jose-
phine County Integrated
Fire Plan and get input and
feedback from residents as
to what they feel is the
most important wildfire
issues that need to be ad-
To crash is human, to err is why
dressed in their communi-
Once all data has been
gathered and reviewed, a
plan will be designed that
will best fit the needs of
unique wildland areas and
rural communities.
There will be a public
I.V. fire council meeting in
September to outline and
discuss ideas that could be
developed into the new fire
plan. The first draft of the
plan is scheduled to be
developed by November
15. There will be a com-
munity meeting in January,
2005 to review the draft
before beginning imple-
mentation on March 1,
Information about
meetings and the fire plan
can be found online at
wildfire/index.htm, or by
contacting De Spellman at
Human error is the
single, most common
cause of traffic crashes,
said Oregon Driver and
Motor Vehicle Services
DMV added that lead-
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have the following employment opportunity:
Early Head Start Toddler Specialist
32 hours per week/Cave Junction
Completion of B.A. or A.A. in Early Childhood or related field with
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In order to be considered for this position a completed applica-
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will be held in Cave Junction on June 10, 2004. Applications and
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