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Please be cautious with yardwork during the days we see extreme heat. As a reminder; the mowing of dried grass is prohibited during extreme fire danger.

These pictures from a recent local fire illustrate how quickly a fire can spread out of control from something as seemingly harmless as mowing. 

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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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Administrative Assistant II
Open Recruitment

Application Period Opens: June 23, 2021
Application Period Closes: July 23, 2021 at 5:00 PM PST
This a full time (40hr/week) with a comprehensive benefit package.
 Medical, dental, vision (Employer provided)
 Participation in the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System
 457 Deferred Compensation (No District match)
 Paid vacation
 Paid Holidays
Starting Salary: $4,323.62 per month

The District is seeking qualified applicants for the positon of Administrative Assistant II (Admin II) until 5:00PM PST Friday July 23, 2021. Application packets received after the deadline will not be considered. Incomplete application packets will not be considered. The District will be conducting a comprehensive hiring process to select the candidate best suited to fill the vacancy. The expected start date will be Monday October 4, 2021 but may change subject to the needs of the District.

The Admin II performs a variety of administrative and clerical duties for the District. Those interested in applying are strongly encouraged to review the position description prior to applying. The Admin II reports to the Fire Chief but provides administrative support for the District’s leadership team and line personnel. Those interested in applying for the position should submit a completed District Employment Application, Resume, and any required supporting documentation by the deadline stipulated above.

Application packets may be downloaded from the District’s web page here at our employment page or picked up in person at the Cottage Grove fire station located at 233 Harrison Avenue, Cottage Grove, OR 97424 Monday-Friday from 8:00AM to 5:00PM (excludes holidays).
Completed packets may be submitted by mail, electronically via email, or hand delivered Monday-Friday from 8:00AM to 5:00PM (excludes holidays) to;
South Lane County Fire & Rescue
Attn: Admin II
233 Harrison Avenue
Cottage Grove, OR 97424
Email: info@southlanefire.org

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FY 21 22 Budget Hearing Notice

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