13430 NW Main St., Banks, OR 97106

Phone: (503) 324-6262

Fax: (503) 324-0523

Emergency: 911

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Established in 1954, Banks Fire District #13 provides fire and rescue services to 136 square miles in northwest Washington County, Oregon. This region, known for its scenic beauty and moderate climate, is mainly rural with close ties to the Portland metro area. Sixty highly trained volunteers respond to more than 500 calls annually, ranging from cardiac emergencies to wild-land fires.

Banks is a community that has always enjoyed tremendous citizen involvement. Whether it's volunteers keeping the summer sports going or taking care of the food bank, Banks community members know the importance of giving back to the community. Because of this culture of giving Banks Fire District  continues to provide emergency service with a committed, highly trained volunteer and paid firefighter force. Our staff not only provides a tremendous value to the taxpayers but care greatly about protecting the area they live in.

Fire Chief Position:

Banks Fire District # 13 is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Fire Chief. Banks Fire District is located approximately 30 minutes from Portland Oregon and 45 minutes from the Oregon Coast.

Banks Fire District covers 136 square miles and serves the communities and rural areas of Banks, Buxton, Timber and Manning with a combined population approximately 9,000 residents.

The Fire District provides fire and first response medical service with three fire stations, 65 volunteers, supplemented by a staff of 2 career firefighters, a Training Officer, Fire Chief and 2 part-time office staff.

In 2013 the District responded to 520 calls for service.


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Banks Fire District News:

Burning In Oregon Department of Forestry Protected Area

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Anyone burning in Oregon Dept of Forestry protected area is required to get a permit. The Forest Grove ODF phone number is: 503-357-2191

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Backyard burning open from October 1st - December 15th

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

For burn information call (503) 324-6262 option 5.

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