Join Our Team

Make a difference in your community. Volunteer with Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue District today!

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

Experience the Rewards of Becoming a Volunteer

Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue needs more volunteer firefighters to help protect our homes, neighborhoods, and communities.

As a volunteer firefighter, you'll learn invaluable skills while serving your community and making a positive impact on those around you.

Our volunteers conduct training every Wednesday evening and hold additional trainings for our technical rope team and water rescue team.

An annual spring Fire Academy for new incoming firefighters is held between March-May with firefighters graduating from the Academy with Firefighter 1, Wildland Type 2 and CPR. 

Many go on to pursue additional EMS Certifications such as Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), Emergency Medical Technicians,  Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians (AEMT) and even Paramedicine.

Who can join?

Volunteer Firefighter Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum age of 18 years.
  • High School graduate or GED.
  • Valid Oregon driver license upon appointment.
  • Driving record which meets City requirements.
  • Successful completion of background, reference check and drug screening.
  • No felony convictions.
Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue crew jogging.
Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue crew meeting.
Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue crew practicing an injury scenario.

New recruits undergo extensive initial training of approximately 370 hours of firefighter training (NFPA 1001) and then an additional 144 hours of training to become certified EMTs (OHA), just for the opportunity to risk their lives to protect Oregonians and their property.

Not able to be a firefighter, but still want to volunteer?

We believe that there is a role for individuals that are willing to devote their time and efforts to volunteer with our organization.

For some, the physical demands of firefighting may not be in the cards, which is why we encourage individuals to explore volunteer organizations such as our partners at Emergency Volunteer Corp of Nehalem Bay who have wide variety of volunteer opportunities.

Nehlem Bay Fire & Rescue Polaris quad vehicle.

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Make a positive impact in your community by dedicating your time and skills to volunteer with our organization. Join us in our efforts to effect change and enhance the lives of those around us.

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Technical Rope Rescue
Emergency Medical Services
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