Page 22


Stayton Fire District seeks recruits to begin training in January By Mary Owen Stayton: firefighters wanted! “The Stayton Fire District has seen a decline in volunteers over the last year,” said Jay Alley, assistant chief. “We are always actively recruiting for volunteers in all four of our fire stations – Elkhorn, Mehama, Marion and Stayton.” The district currently has 42 volunteers

1st month


and five paid staff members who respond on calls. 16 support members provide other assistance “Volunteers can be firefighters, trained to respond on all fire and medical calls or non-entry firefighters who respond on calls but don’t enter buildings to fight fire,” Alley said. “Volunteers can also be EMS only responders who answer medical and MVA calls for patient care. They can

be rehab team members who respond to incidents to provide support for firefighters – hydration, nutrition and rest, or support team members who assist with office work, photography and many other activities.” Alley called volunteers the most important resource the fire district has. “Without volunteers, the citizens would pay higher taxes for fire and EMS response,” he said. “All our volunteers contribute to

the success of our mission ‘to provide outstanding service with commitment to saving lives and property.’” Recruit training for SFD service starts in January. Applications are online on under “Join Today!” Or fill interest cards can be filled out at the Stayton fire station Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. or call the office, 503-769-2601 to discuss volunteering.

Nothing like being there... but then there’s yondoo!


installation on up to 4TVs

With yondoo cable TV in your home get: • 70+ stunning HD channels • DVR service • watchTVeverywhere on mobile devices • As low as $70/mo. + no contract

Connect with us today 877.309.4462 | Available to Stayton Cooperative Telephone Company customers SCTC | 502 N. 2nd Ave. | Stayton, OR 97383 | 503.769.2121

Internet, no phone required.

503 769-2121 |

22 • December 2017

Our Town Santiam

Our Town South: Dec. 1, 2017  
Our Town South: Dec. 1, 2017  

Our Town Community News serving Stayton, Sublimity, Aumsville, and the Santiam Canyon