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

Burn restrictions in effect

On September 23, 2023, Tillamook County will lift its burn ban in effect since July 15, 2023.  All burning, including recreational fires, requires a permit.  Permits may be obtained below.  

Note that recreational beach fires do not require a permit and are regulated through Oregon Parks.   Please keep your beach fires under 2 feet in diameter, away from driftwood logs, and at least 50 feet away from dune grass.  Use only wood or manufactured logs as fuel.  Be sure to attend to the fire at all times, and completely extinguish WITH WATER when complete.  (Do not just cover the fire with sand!)  

If a Red Flag warning is in effect, please refrain from outdoor fires of any kind (recreational fires, charcoal grills, smoking) and restrict use of power equipment.   Continue to check this site regularly.

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 its 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.

Frank Knight III
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.