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Contractors are invited to bid on the Training Yard Repaving Project (Project) for South Lane County Fire & Rescue (District). The Project consists of repaving the District’s Training Yard (21,000 square feet) located at 233 E. Harrison Avenue. Sealed bids will be received by John Wooten, Fire Chief at 233 E. Harrison, Cottage Grove, OR 97424 at or before 5:00 p.m., October, 17, 2019. Bids will be publicly opened immediately following this closing.

This contract is for a public work subject to ORS 279C.800 to 279C.870, relating to the payment of prevailing wages.

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South Lane County Fire & Rescue Civil Service Commission will be holding a public meeting on Tuesday

September 17, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

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South Lane County Fire & Rescue invites qualified individuals to apply for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic.

 

Minimum qualifications include:

1. 18 years old

2. High school graduate or equivalent

3. Class C driver’s license or other state equivalent

4. Certified as an Oregon Paramedic at time of hire

5. NFPA Firefighter I or equivalent

 

Additional preferred qualifications:

1. Associate Degree in Fire Science, EMS, or related field.

2. NFPA Driver/Pump Operator accreditation

3. Wildland Type II Firefighter

 

Testing process:

1. Written “Fire Teams Test” results with completed Personnel History Questionnaire (PHQ), by September 16th, 2019

2. Physical Agility (to be requested at a later date)

3. Assessment Center (firefighting and medical)

4. Panel Interview

5. Fire Chief Interview

 

Closing date: Applications with written test results and Personnel History Questionnaire via NTN must be received by no later than 5:00 pm, September 16th, 2019 to be considered. Qualified applicants will be selected and notified of the next steps of the hiring process.

*Applications missing the Personnel History Questionnaire will NOT be accepted.

 

For more information including salary, benefits, and how to apply please click HERE

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South Lane County Fire and Rescue will be holding a regular Board Meeting on Thursday August 15th at 7:00pm at the Creswell City Hall located at 13 S. 1st Street Creswell OR 97426.

Today marks the first day of fire season where the Fire Danger has increased from Low to Moderate.

The following restrictions apply within the City of Cottage Grove, City of Creswell, and any lands within the SLCFR District boundaries, not protected by the Western or Eastern Lane Districts of ODF. 

 Smoking is prohibited while traveling, except in vehicles on improved roads, in boats on the water, and other designated locations.

 Open fires are prohibited, including campfires, charcoal fires, cooking fires and warming fires, except at locations where fire pits are present. Portable cooking stoves using liquefied or bottled fuels are allowed. Briquette use is allowed in barbeques, but is restricted to use on hard, non-flammable surfaces such as patios, driveways, gravel, or green irrigated lawns. 

 Power saw use is permitted all day during low fire danger (GREEN), before 1:00 p.m. and after 8 p.m. during moderate fire danger (BLUE) and before 10 a.m. and after 8 p.m. during high fire danger (YELLOW). The use of power saws is prohibited during extreme fire danger (RED). Each power saw is required to have one shovel and one fire extinguisher of at least 8 ounce capacity. A Firewatch of at least one hour is required following the use of each saw.

 Cutting, grinding and welding of metal is permitted all day during low fire danger (GREEN), before 1:00 p.m. and after 8 p.m. during moderate fire danger (BLUE), before 10 a.m. and after 8 p.m. during high fire danger (YELLOW) as long as it is conducted in a cleared area and has a charged garden hose or one 2 ½ pound or larger fire extinguisher immediately available. This activity is prohibited during extreme fire danger (RED). 

 The mowing of dried, cured grass is permitted all day during low fire danger (GREEN), before 1:00 p.m. and after 8 p.m. during moderate fire danger (BLUE), before 10 a.m. and after 8 p.m. during high fire danger (YELLOW), and is prohibited during extreme fire danger (RED). The culture and harvest of agricultural crops is exempt from this requirement. 

 Motor vehicles, including motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles, are only allowed on improved roads free of flammable vegetation, except for the culture and harvest of agricultural crops.

 Use of illegal fireworks is prohibited at all times, and in any location within the District. Legal firework use is permitted in areas free of dried, cured grasses, brush, or trees unless prohibited in areas jointly protected by SLCFR and the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF). Generally and where permitted, firework use is only permitted on asphalt, concrete, or gravel and a charged garden hose or one 2 ½ pound or larger fire extinguisher is immediately available. 

Fire Danger Adjective Class is as follows:

Low = Green: Activity permitted all day

Moderate = Blue: Activity permitted until 1:00 p.m. and after 8:00 p.m.

High = Yellow: Activity permitted until 10:00 a.m. and after 8:00 p.m.

Extreme = Red : Activity prohibited

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Administration and Headquarters
233 Harrison Ave
Cottage Grove, OR 97424
tel: (541) 942-4493
fax: (541) 942-3367

Business Hours: 8 am to 5 pm Mon-Fri

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