Party in Our Back Yard – 2016

Party In Our Back Yard

Saturday August 20th

The Ely Fire Department will be hosting our annual dance behind the fire station. We invite everyone over to enjoy live music, dancing, burgers, brats, hot dogs, ice cold soda and ice cold beer.

$5.00 at the gate and kids 12 and under are free.

Music by:

Nathan Klosterman plays from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM



Lonesome Road plays from 8:00 PM to 12 PM

Lonesome Road

at Ely Fire Station

Hot Dogs * Hamburgers * Brats * Cold Beer & Pop

Proceeds to Support the Ely Fire Department

Gates Open at 6 PM

Bring a lawn chair and dance the night away!

Golf Cart parking beside the fire station/street parking available for all others.


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Emergency Sirens & Severe Weather

Take shelter immediately when the Fire/Emergency sirens sound continuously for three minutes!

Ely’s Fire/Emergency sirens sound for three continuous minutes when there is a severe weather event like a tornado or severe thunderstorm with dangerous winds in the area.  Go to shelter in a windowless room in your basement or the lowest level of your house immediately when the siren sounds for 3-minutes. Take shelter in the innermost room of the lowest level of your home if you do not have a basement. After you are safely in shelter check local radio, TV or other local media for more information on the weather emergency.

Linn County Emergency Management Agency (LCEMA), in partnership with our trained weather spotters, will closely monitor the weather conditions and activate the sirens from the Ely Fire Department when dangerous high winds or tornadoes become a threat to the area. During radar indicated weather situations, LCEMA directs our weather spotters to activate the sirens when needed.  An “All-Clear” siren will sound for 1 continuous minute once the severe weather event has passed.

The Ely Volunteer Fire Department tests the sirens the last Monday of the month.  During the test you will hear one short buzz for sound, followed by a voice warning that will cycle 3 times – once for each siren in Ely.

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