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North Lincoln Fire & Rescue District #1 is committed to providing

quality emergency services through the efforts of its dedicated personnel.

NLFR Awards Banquet
Photo Above (left to right):  Captain Al Longworth, Captain Dennis Knudson, DC Jamie Mason, Firefighter Jerry Sneed, Support Team Member Steve Allen

The annual Awards Banquet was held Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the Beach Club.
The following awards were presented:

     Health & Safety Award - Capt. Dennis Knudson
     Support Services Award - Susan & Steve Allen
     Rescuer of the Year Award - Capt. Al Longworth
     Rookie of the Year Award - FF Jerry Sneed
     Officer of the Year - DC Jamie Mason
     Firefighter of the Year - FF Jerry Sneed

     Years of Service Pins:

      5 Years
     Ryan Schlecht, Firefighter
     LoRee LaFon, Support Team Member
     Bob Wentz, Support Team Member
     Lacy LeDoux, EMT

      10 Years
     David Bickerdyke, Lieutenant
     Loren Nordyke, Lieutenant
     Al Longworth, Captain

      15 Years
     Ken Brown, Captain

      35 Years
     Dave Moorman, Captain
Bob Everest Station 1400 Temporarily Closed
Beginning on March 11, 2019, the Bob Everest Station 1400, located at 2525 NW Highway 101, Lincoln City will be closed for seismic improvements and station remodeling.  The seismic improvements are made possible by an Oregon Infrastructural Authority Grant.  The station remodeling was approved by District voters in 2018.

While the station is closed, all Administrative Offices will be located at the St. Clair Station 1600, located at 4520 SE Highway 101, Lincoln City.
Interim Fire Chief Appointed

At the board meeting held on February 13, 2019, the Board appointed Division Chief Rob Dahlman to the position of Interim Fire Chief.

Rob has been working closely with Chief Kerr over the past few weeks
and will begin as the District's Fire Chief effective March 1, 2019.

Countywide Academy’s Volunteer Firefighters Graduate 

The Central Oregon Coast Training Officer’s Association (COCTOA) Fire Academy concluded nearly six months of training with a graduation ceremony held at North Lincoln Fire and Rescue’s St. Clair Station & Training Facility on February 28th.  More than a hundred friends and family members attended the event to celebrate the achievements of their loved ones.  In a long-standing fire service tradition, as each recruit moved forward to receive their certificate, his/her badge was pinned on by one of the proud onlookers. 


Division Chief Jamie Mason presented Recruit Firefighter Peter Pimentel of Toledo Fire Department with the Top Recruit Award.  This award is voted on by his peers in the Academy.


The recruits received Oregon State certifications for Firefighter I, Hazardous Materials Operations, and Wildland Firefighting.  In addition, students had the opportunity to gain real time experience responding with instructors on a student engine based out of the St. Clair Station.  This training program brought the fire departments and fire districts under one format, promoting consistent response to emergencies in Lincoln County. 


The time these recruits spent together did more than create trained firefighters, it built friendships and relationships between agencies county-wide. The fourteen recruits represented five agencies:  Depoe Bay Fire, Central Coast Fire, Newport Fire, North Lincoln Fire, and Toledo Fire.  They will be joining the ranks of their respective districts or departments on March 1, 2019.


If you are interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter, please contact Division Chief Mason (NLFR) at 541-996-2233 or your local fire agency.

The next county-wide COCTOA Fire Academy is planned for the fall of 2019.

Back row (left to right):  Victor Mendoza (North Lincoln Fire); Caden McCall (North Lincoln Fire); Connor Brooks (Toledo Fire); Jackson Stout (Toledo Fire); Makayla Thompson (Newport Fire); Joshua Guerra (North Lincoln Fire); Jonathon Garrison (Toledo Fire);

Front row (left to right):  Brianna Schlecht (North Lincoln Fire); Matthew Fatuch (North Lincoln Fire); Daisy Brenner (North Lincoln Fire); Joshua Peck (Depoe Bay Fire); Peter Pimentel (Toledo Fire); Bruce Kaiser (Central Coast Fire); Dallas Farley (North Lincoln Fire)

Peter Pimentel (Toledo Fire) received the Top Recruit Award from Division Chief Jamie Mason.

Fire Chief Doug Kerr Retires

Firefighters, friends, and family gathered at North Lincoln Fire & Rescue’s St. Clair Station on February 28th to bid Fire Chief Doug Kerr farewell and wish him well on his retirement after 35 years of volunteer and career service to the District. 


Lincoln City Police Chief Jerry Palmer presented Kerr with a LCPD Chief award and commented on how over the years, the Police Department and the Fire District have worked together with great cooperation and respect for each other’s roles on emergency scenes.


Firefighter Bob Duby shared some comments about Kerr saying; “You know one thing about Doug (Kerr), after every call he’d go around and thank all the crew for coming out and helping”.


Chief Kerr spoke a few words of gratitude to all the volunteers and staff and concluded with his trademark “Thanks for all you do”!

Long-time friend and North Lincoln Fire Board Member Alan Lee presented Chief Kerr with a shadow box containing the badges and insignias he has worn over the past 35 years.

Lincoln City Police Chief Jerry Palmer presenting Chief Kerr with the LCPD Chief Award.
2019 Alarms by Month
     217 - January
Total 2018 Alarms 2,868
(Increase of 21% over 2017

            240 - December 
                234 - November     
        266 - October
                    257 - September
                    319 - August
                    292 - July
                    249 - June
                    214 - May
                    187 - April
                    233 - March
                    185 - February
                    197 - January

 2017 Total Alarms = 2,371

Effective 10/26/2018, the outdoor burn ban has been lifted in Lincoln County.  You must have a valid burn permit and abide by the outdoor burning regulations.

This is for yard debris only using a burn barrel or up to a 3' x 2' burn pile.

If you live within the boundaries of North Lincoln Fire & Rescue District, you can obtain a free burn permit at the following Lincoln City locations Monday through Friday (9am to 4pm):

Bob Everest Station 1400 (541-994-3100)
2525 NW Highway 101

St. Clair Station 1600 (541-996-2233)
4520 SE Highway 101


Red Cross Teams Up With North Lincoln Fire & Rescue

In the early morning on Saturday, October 20th, a dozen members from the American Red Cross drove to the Otis Fire Station from Salem and Portland to team up with local Red Cross organizer Mitchell Hamrick, and several North Lincoln Fire and Rescue Support Team members for smoke alarm installation training.  More than 60 smoke alarms were installed in the Otis and Lincoln City. 


The national American Red Cross program “Sound the Alarm” the Home Fire Campaign helps save lives by installing free smoke alarms in homes.  In addition to the smoke alarm installation, information is provided regarding creating a fire escape plan for the family.  A hazard checklist is also provided and reviewed with the resident.


Every day, seven people die in home fires, most in homes that lack working smoke alarms.  Sadly, children and the elderly disproportionately lose their lives. The American Red Cross wants to improve the odds and save lives.  That’s why they launched their Home Fire Campaign in 2014.


A critical part of the “Sound the Alarm” campaign is a series of home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events across the country. Red Cross volunteers, along with fire departments and other partners, canvass at-risk neighborhoods, installing free smoke alarms, replacing batteries in existing alarms, and providing fire prevention and safety education.  


In just three years, Red Cross has accomplished so much, including the installation of more than 1 million smoke alarms and prepared more than 1 million people against home fires through their home visits.


Thanks to all who came to learn and install the smoke alarms.  We plan on doing this event again in the late spring of 2019!


In addition to smoke alarms, a couple of Support Team members equipped 16 homes with house number signs in Otis as part of the “If we can’t find you, we can’t help you” campaign.


If you want to be part of the campaign, give a call!  Together we CAN save lives. 

Central Oregon Coast Training Officers Association
2018-19 Fire Academy

The Fire Academy had its first classroom session on October 2, 2018.  The class comprised of 30 students embarking on a 5-month plan of training. 

The academy students, upon successful completion, will gain DPSST Certification as follows:

      Firefighter I

      Hazardous Materials Operations Level Responder

      NWCG Wildland Firefighter Type II 

This training prepares them for emergency response not only in our local communities but statewide through the conflagration system if they so choose.


Students are from a majority of the agencies within and slightly from outside our county.  Below is a list of agencies with students attending the academy:


North Lincoln Fire & Rescue

Nestucca Rural Fire District

Depoe Bay Fire District

Siletz Fire District

Toledo Fire Department

Newport Fire Department

Central Coast Fire District

Classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings with three selected Saturdays throughout the five-month period.  Classes begin at 1830 hours and end at 2130 hours.  Everyone is welcome to attend the classes and meet the new Recruits.

Beach Safety Guide

Learn about Sneaker Waves, Beach Logs, High Tides & Waves, Rip Currents,

Cliff Dangers, Tsunamis, Sand Collapses

J. A. W. S.

(Just Add Water Safety)


>>>  click here to view brochure  <<<

Thank you, voters, for approving Measure 21-183.

Passage of the bond measure will enable the District
to do the following over the next few years:

Replace air packs at the end of their 15-year lifespan; Replace the 25-year old emergency communication system;
 Replace fire engines, a ladder truck, rescue apparatus & command vehicles that serve fire and EMS personnel

Changes to the Bob Everest Station (NW 25th & Hwy 101):
(1) Add office space to allow all administrative staff to be housed in one location, (2) Install a fire sprinkler system,
(3) Replace emergency generator,  (4) Build an enclosed room to house firefighters' gear, (5) Repave parking areas;
build a retaining wall, (6) Replace HVAC system, (7) Reconfigure crew quarters by building six dorms and three
bathrooms, adding a secondary means of egress, and repairing the kitchen and living areas.

Replace emergency generator at the Rose Lodge Station; Pave the parking lot at the Kernville Station;
Build a pump testing/draft site and live fire training site at the St. Clair Station

Awards Banquet held on March 10, 2018
The 2016
Awards Banquet was held on March 10, 2018 at Chinook Winds Casino Ballroom.
The following awards were presented:


5 Years:   
Steve Allen, Lacy LeDoux, KrieAnn Kudar, Jamie Mason, Philip Rilatos

10 Years
Beau Brenneman

35 Years
Dan Drayton

40 Years
Wally Brown, Bob Schroeder

Chief's Award - Board of Directors
(Tim Beatty, Danny Curler, Al Lee, Jamie Wright, Ron Woodard)

Safety Award - Ryan Smith
Support Services Award - Alea Carte
Rookie of the Year Award- Samantha Konecny
Rescuer of the Year Award - Al Longworth
Firefighter of the Year Award - Eric Maestas