Nehalem Bay
Fire & Rescue District

Our Mission - To Protect Life And Property of Those We Serve

Seven out of ten firefighters and emergency responders are volunteers. If you have the heart to serve your community, you have everything we need.

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Burn Restrictions

Due to an increase in fire risk in Tillamook County the Tillamook County Fire Chiefs and ODF will be entering an open burn restriction effective at 01:00 on July 4th, 2024.

The restriction will include open pile debris burning and burn barrels.

Recreational Fires at locations with a burn permit still allowed.

Currently campfires on the beach are also allowed as long as they are at least 50 feet from the vegetation line.

Fire danger indicator: Low Risk.

Is your burn pile greater than 10’ in diameter x 5’ in height? You MUST contact the district office for a provisional burn permit.

Beach Fire Specifications

Find out the step-by-step process for obtaining burn permits in the Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue District.

Recreational Fire Specifications

Definitions and requirements for fires at home, on the beach, and for other recreational activities.

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Upcoming Events

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Jul 2024
10am - 11am
Aug 2024
10am - 11am
Aug 2024
10am - 11am
Oct 2024
10am - 3pm

Comprehensive Fire & Rescue Services for Your Community

At Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue District, we offer a range of essential services to ensure the safety and well-being of our community. From fire suppression and medical services to fire prevention education, our dedicated team is here to serve you.

Fire Suppression

Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue jackets and helmets in lockers. Photo by Trav Williams, Broken Banjo Photography.

Our highly trained firefighters are ready to respond to any fire emergency, providing prompt and effective suppression services.

Emergency Medical Services

Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue team member with emergency medical tools in hand.

Tillamook Adventist Ambulance and Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue are dispatched at the same time for emergency medical calls in our District. Medical care is started by the team that arrives first. If a patient is needing to be transported to the hospital, the ambulance will provide transport.
EMS is an essential component of the services provided by the fire service in the United States. The American fire service is strategically and geographically well positioned to deliver time critical response and effective patient care rapidly. As such, the fire service has become the first-line medical responder for critical illnesses and injuries in almost every community in the United States.

NBFR staff and volunteer medical providers consist of: Paramedic, Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians (AEMT), Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT), Emergency Medical Responders (EMR) and BLS CPR Providers.  Our members go through continuous training to assist with patient care in the field.

Fire Prevention Education

Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue apparatus closeup reading "Tender 13". Photo by Trav Williams, Broken Banjo Photography.

We believe in the power of prevention. Our team conducts educational programs to raise awareness and promote fire safety in our community.

A Message From The Fire Chief

Portrait of Frank Knight III, Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue Fire Chief, in a fire truck window. Photo by Trav Williams, Broken Banjo Photography.

On behalf of the men and women of Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue, welcome to our website and thank you for taking the time to visit. I’m honored to have the privilege of serving the community as your Fire Chief.

The dedicated volunteers and staff of NBFRD serve the communities of Manzanita, Nehalem, Wheeler, Neahkhanie, Brighton, Bayside Gardens, and the surrounding rural areas.

Our staff includes five full-time personnel and a dedicated team of volunteers. The members of NBFRD truly care about the safety of our community and providing excellent customer service. We respond to the emergency needs of our community with the most effective and efficient measures available within our resources.

Our primary focus is ensuring the safety and well-being of our citizens and visitors. I encourage you to contact us with any comments, questions, or suggestions.

Thank you.
Frank E. Knight III
Fire Chief

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