Nehalem Bay

Fire & Rescue

Quick Information

In Case of Emergency

In case of Emergency in Wheeler, Nehalem, or Manzanita you can tune into 88.9 FM for important information from local emergency officials.

9 Volt battery Hazard

A 9 volt battery is a fire hazard because the positive and negative posts are on top, right next to one another. If the ends come in contact with anything metal i.e. aluminum foil, steel wool, paper clip, other batteries, etc. this will create the object to heat up and ignite a fire. For disposal or storage, keep in original packaging or keep ends covered.

Medical Equipment

As a free service to our citizens, NBFRD has medical equipment that our District residents can use as long as needed. We have wheel chairs, walkers, crutches, shower chairs and portable commodes. Many citizens have already taken advantage of this free service. Contact our District Office during business hours for more information.

Today's Fire Danger

Current Burn Restrictions

On October 15, 2022 the burn ban that effect July 15, 2022 was lifted.  Burning allowed with valid permit.  If Red Flag Warning, please no outdoor fires of any kind (recreational fires, burn barrels, charcoal grills, smoking, etc.) and restrict use of power equipment.  

During fire season, usually June 1 through September 30, check burn restrictions prior to burning.

Burn piles larger than 5 feet in height and 10 feet in diameter
require a site inspection and a Provisional Burn Permit. 

Message from the fire ChieF

On behalf of the men and women of Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue, welcome to our website and thank you for taking the time to visit. I’m honored to have the privilege of serving the community as Fire Chief.

The dedicated volunteers and full-time staff of NBFRD serve the communities of Manzanita, Nehalem, Wheeler, Neahkhanie, Bayside Gardens, and the surrounding rural areas. Our staff includes five full-time personnel and a dedicated team of volunteers. The members of NBFRD truly care about the safety of our community and are dedicated to providing excellent customer service. We respond to the emergency needs of our community with the most effective and efficient measures available within our existing resources. Our primary focus is ensuring the safety and well-being of our citizens and visitors.

I encourage you to contact us with any comments, questions, or suggestions.
Thank you.

Chris Beswick
Fire Chief


Volunteering as a firefighter is a good way to give back to your community, provide a needed service and help open doors for possible employment.

Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue District relies heavily on a strong volunteer force to provide fire, medical and rescue services to our community.

As a Volunteer there are many aspects of firefighting, emergency medical care, and technical rescue which you may be part of.