Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue District covers 26 square miles and operates two fire stations.
The Main Station is located at 36375 Hwy 101, Nehalem, and a substation at 37115 Hwy 53, Nehalem, OR 97131.
The District is staffed by a paid Chief, Division Chief/Training Officer, EMS Captain, Lieutenant, Exec. Assistant/EMT, and 30 volunteer responders.
In 2020 the District responded to 836 calls.
The District trains its firefighters in fire suppression, motor vehicle crash extrication, high angle rope rescue, water rescue, medical response and hazardous materials response at operational level.
The District is a municipal form of government that has an elected five member Board of Directors. The Fire Chief receives authority from the Board of Directors and is responsible for managing staff and District operations.
The District’s Tax Rate is $1.15 per $1,000 Assessed Valuation.
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.
“TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY OF THOSE WE SERVE.”
- To guide our actions with integrity, courage and personable accountability
- Treat others with respect
- Leave things better than we found them
- Communicate openly and honestly
- Continually strive for excellence
- Integrate safety, HEALTH and wellness in EVERYTHING WE DO
- EVERYONE goes home safe