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.
  • 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.

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 weekly drills, occasional classes, and respond to calls.  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
  • $8.50 – $10.00 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

Open Burning will be allowed until July 15th.  Burn Barrels will be allowed until 12 p.m each day until August 1st.

Recreational fires are allowed.

All burning requires a valid burn permit.