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Assistant Chief Bryan Daniels, November 21

For most, the kitchen is the heart of the home, especially during the holidays. From testing family recipes to decorating cakes and cookies, everyone enjoys being part of the preparations.

So keeping fire safety top of mind in the kitchen during this joyous but hectic time is important, especially when there’s a lot of activity and people at home. As you start preparing your holiday schedule and ... (Full Story & Photos)

Open Burning Allowed effective Friday, October 26, 2018

October 26

Beginning October 26, 2018, open burning is allowed within the Depoe Bay Fire District until further notice.

The Depoe Bay Fire District boundaries extend north to the Siletz River and south to Beverly Beach.

Before burning, please look at our Open Burning Fact Sheet in the link below. Questions? Call our administrative office at 541.764.2202 Monday through Friday, 8am-4pm.... (Full Story & Photos)

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Chief Bill Johnson with firefighters Jordon Burdick and Andrew Larson. Photo by Rick Beasley, Newport News-Times.
Chief Bill Johnson with firefighters Jordon Burdick and Andrew Larson. Photo by Rick Beasley, Newport News-Times.

NEWSLETTER: The Spouting Hydrant • October 2018

October 12

Depoe Bay Fire Chief Bill Johnson reports on recent District activity, including grants and an upcoming ballot measure. The 5-year optional levy that currently provides funding for 6 firefighters will expire in fiscal year 2019/2020, and Depoe Bay Fire District is asking for voter approval of a new 5-year optional levy which would begin in 2020/2021. This levy would provide funding for up to four ... (Full Story & Photos)

Salishan Lodge Remains Open after Minor Fire

Bill Johnson, Fire Chief, August 30

Depoe Bay Fire responded to a reported chimney fire at Salishan Lodge in Gleneden Beach at 7:13 p.m., Wednesday, August 29, 2018. Upon arrival crews found fire on the roof around the chimney. Fire suppression was initiated, and mutual aid was requested from North Lincoln Fire Rescue and Newport Fire Department. In total, 3 engines, 1 ladder truck, 1 rescue, and 4 chief officers responded with a total ... (Full Story & Photos)

Salishan Lodge remains fully open for business. (Photo via
Salishan Lodge remains fully open for business. (Photo via

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March 23

Brand Name, Model of Affected Product: Kidde Dual Sensor (Photoelectric and Ionization) Smoke Alarms – Models PI2010 and PI9010

Hazard: A yellow protective cap in limited instances may have been left on one of the two smoke sensors in affected products during the manufacturing process, which could compromise the smoke alarms' ability to detect smoke.

Remedy: Replace affected ... (Full Story & Photos)

Text to 911 option now available

Chief Joshua Williams, June 27

Effective May 22, the Willamette Valley Communications Center debuts the Text-To-911 service in Lincoln, Polk and Marion counties.

WVCC, which dispatches for 29 police, fire and ambulance services in the three counties, has completed testing and is now accepting text messages to 911 on Monday.

Text-To-911 is now an option for residents with wireless devices who need emergency assistance, but they ... (Full Story & Photos)

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EMILY (Emergency Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard
EMILY (Emergency Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard


Joshua L. Williams, Fire Chief, July 16

Gleneden Beach, July 15, 2012 – Depoe Bay Fire District saved two swimmers being pulled out to sea by a rip current in the waters just south of the Devil's Punch Bowl earlier this evening. The firefighters were responding to a report of two children between 10 and 12 years old being caught in a rip current.

One child made it to shore as the fire fighters arrived on scene. The child's father ... (Full Story & Photos)

Depoe Bay Fire reveals new 6x6 Rapid Response Vehicle

Capt. Jim Kusz-Public Info, Ed & Safety Officer, May 31

With summer approaching Depoe Bay Fire & Rescue procured a 6 wheeled "Ranger Polaris" for beach rescue operations. This vehicle handling characteristic seems ideally suited for the type of "fine" sand and rough terrain Depoe Bay Firefighters must traverse quickly in emergencies.

Depoe Bay Fire Captain Harry Riches took out the new Polaris 6x6 and found it extremely capable in sand and on the ... (Full Story & Photos)

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2018 Incidents
Fire EMS Other
Jan 1 38 14
Feb 0 31 15
Mar 2 46 17
Apr 1 39 20
May 0 44 24
Jun 3 40 17
Jul 3 46 31
Aug 8 44 28
Sep 0 56 19
Oct 0 49 21
Nov 1 40 19
Total 19 473 225

2017 Incidents
Fire EMS Other
Jan 1 41 21
Feb 0 37 13
Mar 3 59 37
Apr 2 40 17
May 0 33 26
Jun 1 41 27
Jul 4 49 34
Aug 2 41 36
Sep 2 40 25
Oct 1 42 19
Nov 0 24 18
Dec 0 47 27
Total 16 494 300

Past Incidents
2017 16 494 300
2016 9 531 254
2015 30 462 237
2014 16 414 206
2013 11 409 180
2012 21 439 194
2011 30 421 152
2010 5 349 183
2009 25 375 174

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