The Siletz Valley Fire District has received a federal fire prevention and safety grant to help demonstrate why residential and business fire sprinklers are well worth the investment. Especially in rural fire protection districts where fire department response times can be much longer than in urban areas.
Siletz Valley Fire Chief Dave Lapof says the demonstration platform, mounted on a trailer, will be able to demonstrate what happens when a non-sprinklered room catches fire versus what happens when a sprinklered room catches fire. The difference is stunning.
Chief Lapof also says the grant will also pay for the construction of a bright LED Reader Board on Siletz’s main drag, Gaither/Highway 229, to flash fire prevention tips and other life safety messages to the public. It will also be used to recruit more volunteer firefighters for the Siletz Valley Fire Department.
Both projects are expected to be ready for use by early October, according to Chief Lapof.
For more information on Residential Fire Sprinklers or becoming a Volunteer Firefighter contact the Siletz Fire District at 541-444-2043.
Report of a shed fire in the 300 block of Old River Road. Some one with a quick garden hose may have knocked most of it down. Firefighters arrived on scene to finish it off. Toledo Fire mutual aid has been cancelled. So it must be well in hand.
Information from Cheryl Schriver, Siletz Valley Schools
Siletz Valley Schools will be starting their free Family Food Program June 25 through August 31st. All meals are served at the Siletz Valley School on James Frank Avenue. Hours are breakfast: 8:30 to 9:30, Lunch: 12:30 to 1:30 They are closed on July 4th. This is for age 1 thu 18 and parents are welcomed to help for their lunch. We have a salad bar everyday, this is where we try new and exciting ideas to help the students identify their foods. We usually have 2 offerings for Breakfast, Lunch is 3 offerings. We welcome everyone to come and try our home cooked meals everyday.
Adults who come but don’t volunteer to help will pay for their meal: $2.50 for Breakfast, $3.00 for Lunch with what’s described as “an awesome salad bar.”
For additional info: Cheryl Schriver, Food Service Director
Siletz Valley Schools
245 James Frank Avenue
Siletz, OR 97380
541-444-1100, ext 134
The Big Timber Rifle and Pistol Club (BTRPC) is having their annual Bacon Shoot this Saturday, June 9, 10:00 at the range on Wade Rd. in Siletz.
Using scoped rifles, shooters will shoot at the 200 yard targets; open sites, shooters will shoot at the 100 yard targets and pistol shooters will shoot at the 50 yard targets. Hit a target – knock it down – and take home a 3# package of smoked bacon. The bacon is purchased from D & R Quality Meats in Toledo.
Cost: $6.00 per round or gun. If you have any questions, call John Way, 541-867-7277 or go to the web site BTRPC.com for more info.
It started out with some folks near the Siletz Library and Post Office becoming concerned about the safety of a “well known town figure” who they said was becoming a threat to herself and others. Witnesses said some of them tried to calm the lady down but to no avail. They described her as having a history of mental challenges, among other things.
A Toledo Police Officer arrived on scene who also tried to calm the woman down but got nowhere as well. Soon he was hand to hand with her. Several local citizens jumped in to help and between the three or four now involved, managed to get her to the ground.
Next came trying to load her into the Toledo Police cruiser. But for that they needed more muscle power than they had on hand, so the officer called for help, and for it to get to Siletz, FAST! They did. And soon the woman was in the back of a Lincoln County Sheriff’s vehicle enroute to the Lincoln County Jail.
All in a night’s work on a warm spring night in Siletz.