Nehalem Bay

Fire & Rescue

Board of Directors

John Handler, President

Mike Sims, Vice President

Charles Bridge, Secretary

John Steele, Director

Bob Forster, Treasurer

Term Expiration

June 30, 2027

June 30, 2025

June 30, 2027

June 30, 2025

June 30, 2027

Citizen Representatives

Linda Kozlowski

Meadow Davis

Jim Neilson

Lance Stockton

Dan Carroll

Term Expiration

June 30, 2024

June 30, 2026

June 30, 2024

June 30, 2026

June 30, 2025


Frank Knight III – Fire Chief
Kristen Coyle – Executive Assistant 

A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue District, 36375 Hwy. 101 N, Nehalem, Oregon was held April 25, 2024 at 3:00 PM.   A public hearing for public comment on the approved budget was held June 13, 2024.  Afterwards, the Board adopted the FY 2024-25 budget.



View the Fiscal Year 2024-25 Budget Message

View the Adopted 2024-2025 Budget

View the Adopted 2023-2024 Budget

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.