Nehalem Bay

Fire & Rescue


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 the citizens and visitors of Manzanita, Nehalem, Wheeler, and the rural surrounding areas.

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

Who Can Apply?

You can apply to become a Volunteer if you:

  • Are at least 18 years old.

  • Are in good physical condition and can pass a physical agility test and medical evaluation.

  • Have a strong desire to help in your community.

  • Have a valid Oregon Driver’s License with a good driving record.

  • Live within the Fire District boundaries.

  • Have no felony convictions.


As a Volunteer Firefighter, your activities will include responding to calls such as:

    • Structure Fires
    • Wildland Fires
    • Motor Vehicle Accidents
    • Emergency Medical Response

    • Technical Rescue (rope and water rescue)

What's Required?

As a Volunteer Firefighter, you will be expected to attend weekly drills, occasional classes, and respond to calls. 

The Fire District averages 80 emergency responses per month.

OK, WHat do i get out of it?

The many benefits to becoming a Volunteer Firefighter include:

    • Receive professional level training
    • $8.00 – $11.00 Stipend for every call/drill attended.
    • Use of the District’s Physical Fitness room for you and your guest
    • Camaraderie and team building

If you have interest in becoming a Volunteer Firefighter – Please contact us at the district office:
Station 13
36375 Hwy 101 N.
Nehalem, OR 97131
By Phone: 503-368-7590
or email at


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