VOLUNTEERING – YOU CAN DO IT

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 is 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 (16 years for the Firefighter Cadet program).
  • Are in good physical condition.
  • 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.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT TO DO?

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

  • Structure Fires
  • Wild land 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 drills once a week. You will also be trained to meet State of Oregon standards for Firefighters. The Fire District averages 60 emergency responses per month.

O.K. WHAT DO I GET OUT OF IT?

There are many benefits to becoming a Volunteer Firefighter which include:

  • Receive professional level training
  • Life Insurance
  • $7.50 Stipend for every call/Drill attended.
  • Use of the District’s Physical Fitness room for you and your significant other
  • Camaraderie and team building

If you have interest in becoming a Volunteer Firefighter – Please contact: us at the district office, 36375 Hwy 101 N. Nehalem, OR 97131 or call 503-368-7590 or email at nbfr.dcto@nehalemtel.net .

 

Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue District Application:  NBF&R Application

 

Current Burn Restrictions

PARTIAL BURN BAN IN EFFECT. NO OPEN BURNING is allowed.

BURN BARRELS AND RECREATIONAL FIRES ARE ALLOWED with valid permit..