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South Lane County Fire & Rescue: Creswell Fire Station Committee.
South Lane County Fire & Rescue services a 132 square mile area for Fire/Rescue/EMS services based on voter approved taxing rates, levies, and bonds equaling $1.80/$1000, beginning with fiscal year 2016-2017. The current voter approved permanent and levied rate is $1.50/$1000 of assessed property value, including a house and five acres within the District’s boundaries. The District further provides advanced life support ambulance service to an area totaling 850 square miles. The area outside the District’s 132 square mile area does not provide tax revenue. The District operates from four fire stations and staffs the Cottage Grove and Creswell stations 24/7, with a combination of career/resident and community volunteer personnel. The Saginaw station is staffed 24/7 with off duty residents and the Camas Swale station with community volunteers. The District is managed by the Fire Chief who reports directly to the five member Board of Directors. All other District personnel report to the Fire Chief utilizing a chain of command.
The district is seeking an individual who has the desire to contribute to ongoing efforts aimed at enhancing and improving Fire Services in the South Lane County community. Interested applicants must be at least 18 years of age, be an elector, or a property owner within the district.
Interested persons may secure an application from the Business Office Located at 233 E. Harrison Ave, Cottage Grove, OR 97424 or by going to our website at www.southlanefire.org or by calling the Office at 541-942-4493.
All Applications due by June 8, 2016 at 5:00pm.
Knowing what to do in the event of a fire can save you and your family. Fire can spread quickly,
leaving you as little as three minutes to get out safely. Make sure you have working smoke alarms and make a plan to get out: http://ow.ly/qxQn304Yqke. #firesafeoregon
For more information vist http://www.oregon.gov/osp/SFM/Pages/escapeplan.aspx