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Sisters-Camp Sherman emergency notification drill Saturday


Public safety agencies in the Sisters-Camp Sherman area are planning an emergency notification exercise at mid-morning on Saturday.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District, and Deschutes County 911 will send out a test message via Deschutes Alerts around 10 a.m. to residents of the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District.

Deschutes Alerts is utilized to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of emergency situations, such as dangerous law enforcement incidents, missing persons and evacuations. The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District, and Deschutes County 911 said they “want you and your family to be prepared for the upcoming wildland fire season, and any emergency.”

The message will clearly indicate it is a test message and will encourage the receiver to update their profile in Deschutes Alerts, which can be done at The message will also ask the receiver to encourage friends, family and neighbors to sign up for emergency alerts.

Residents can receive messages in the form of Everbridge Contact Bridge App (available on the Apple App Store and Google Play), text, voice call, email as well as TTY (text telephone). Participants can provide up to 11 contact paths to receive notifications. Once receivers respond they received the message, it will stop notifying them unless an updated message is sent out.

Please note that a text message may come in more than one text message, but will be numbered so you can read them in the correct order.

If you did not receive a test message, you are probably not signed up or have not updated your profile with current address and contact information. Please go to to sign up.

If Sisters area residents have trouble receiving or signing up for messages, they are encouraged to contact the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District during business hours (8 am to 5 pm weekdays) at 301 South Elm Street or by phone at 541-549-0771.

Please do not call 911 for assistance with notifications and reserve 911 for reporting emergencies.

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