2014 – Burn Season CLOSED

Burning season is now closed. See our “Burn Permits” page for more information.

Falcon Cove Fire

On 3/30/14, at approximately 9:13 p.m., the Cannon Beach Fire Department was dispatch to a report of a structure fire in Falcon Cove. The Seaside, Gearhart, Hamlet, and Nehalem Fire Departments were dispatched to assist as well.

Initial responding fire crews discovered that the fire was located down a long, narrow, gravel road, making access to the fire difficult. Additionally, the fire was located in a dense wooded area.

Upon arrival, fire crews discovered that the residence was fully involved. This, coupled with an explosion of an unknown substance from within the fire, caused the firefighters to take a defensive posture to protect the nearby exposures and to prevent the fire from spreading into the forest.

Lending to the difficulty in battling the fire, there were no fire hydrants near the fire. Water supply was made using water tankers that would travel the long narrow road, to retrieve water from a hydrant, and then travel back down the road, to the fire, to supply the fire engines.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

The Cannon Beach Fire Department would like to thank the Seaside, Gearhart, Hamlet, and Nehalem Fire Department, as well as Medix, for their assistance.

The following is a link to video of the fire shot by Dave Pastor.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ewa_e3jJXWY

Tsunami Warning Siren Test

ATTENTION: TSUNAMI WARNING SIREN TEST

OFFICIAL NOTICE TO ALL PERSONS WITHIN THE CANNON BEACH RURAL FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT:

On Wednesday, January 8th, at 11 a.m., the Fire District will be testing the ACTUAL TSUNAMI WARNING SIRENS and their evacuation instructions.

This testing is necessary because we have installed a new computer system for improved efficiency during an emergency. The Public Address System will also be tested (preceded by 3 air horn sounds)..

THIS IS ONLY A TEST. DO NOT CALL 911 OR CITY HALL. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Fire District at 503-436-2949.

66th Annual Volunteer Firefighter’s Benefit Dinner

_DSC3309When: This Saturday!
October 12th, 2013

Where: Cannon Beach Conference Center Dining Room – Spruce & 3rd Street

Time: 4:30 – 8:30p.m.
Cost: $10 per person

The Cannon Beach Volunteer Firefighters have evolved over the past 66 years into a modern emergency services organization. In addition to fighting fires and providing emergency medical and rescue services, we plan for disasters and install and maintain tsunami warning sirens. The volunteers also provide non-emergency services such as public safety education, holiday programs for school kids, and the July 4th Open House.

Over the years, your donations have enabled the purchase of fire hose and nozzles, cardiac defibrillators, chain saws, wildland fire equipment, hydraulic rescue tools, climbing ropes and equipment, a rapid response EMS vehicle and much more. Tax dollars pay for the stations and the fire engines, but much of the necessary equipment comes from your generous donations and your attendance at our annual Ham Dinner.

This dinner is also a great way to meet your friends and neighbors while you support the men and women who volunteer their time and energy to provide emergency services to residents and guests of the beautiful Oregon Coast. We look forward to seeing you at this years Ham Dinner.

Thank you for continuing to support your Volunteer Fire and Rescue organization!

2013 Fire Season – OPEN

Open burning and burn barrels are again allowed by permit. Contact the Cannon Beach Police Department for a free permit and further information.

PH# 503-436-2811.

2013 Fire Season is now Closed

As of 7/3/13, the following restrictions are in place for all burning:

* All open debris burning is NOT allowed.

* Burn barrels are allowed from sunrise to 10 a.m. by permit only.

Permits can be obtained at the Cannon Beach Police Department for areas within Cannon Beach. For the areas of Arch Cape/Falcon Cove, burn permits can be obtained through the Department of Forestry.

Jim Osburn’s Retirement

LIMG_0607ast night we held a retirement party for Jim Osburn. Jim gave the citizens and communities, which encompass the Cannon Beach Rural Fire Protection District, 38 years of dedicated service. If you happen to see him around town, make sure to thank him for his years of service.

Congratulations Jim!

Active Shooter Training

On 1/21/13, the Cannon Beach Police Department and Cannon Beach Fire and Rescue, in conjunction with the Clatsop County Sheriff’s Office, conducted Active Shooter training at the CannonBeachGrade School. The training involved a live scenario with role players. The United States Coast Guard was also involved in the training.

Cannon Beach Fire and Rescue, as well as Medix, Seaside Fire and Rescue, and Hamlet Fire and Rescue, provided triage, victim removal, and medical assistance.

Cannon Beach Fire and Rescue would like to thank all agencies and role players involved in this invaluable training!

Click the link below to view footage of the training:

http://youtu.be/IFb56qfW3fw

Accident on HWY 101

On 1/16/13, at 8:36 p.m., Cannon Beach Fire & Rescue was dispatched to a four car motor vehicle accident (MVA), with injuries, on Highway 101 near milepost 26.5. It appeared that a southbound vehicle had lost control, spinning across the roadway into the embankment, and then spinning back into the roadway where it came to rest at a perpendicular angle on the highway. A panel truck behind the vehicle was able to stop behind the vehicle. A northbound vehicle then came around the corner and was able to barely miss hitting the vehicle stopped in the roadway. A second northbound vehicle was unable to avoid the vehicle in the roadway and hit it broadside, pushing the vehicle into the panel truck. With the exception of the panel truck, each vehicle was carrying several passengers. A total of three people were transported to the hospital, including two that were entered into the trauma system. Road conditions were wet/slick, and there were patches of ice.

Cannon Beach Fire would like to take this opportunity to remind and encourage everyone to use extra caution during adverse weather and road conditions or consider waiting to drive until conditions improve.

We would like to give a BIG thank you to all of the agencies involved: Cannon Beach Fire, Seaside Fire & Rescue, Medix Ambulance, the Cannon Beach Police Department, Oregon State Police, Oregon Department of Transportation, and Gary’s Service Station. All of these agencies responded and assisted on scene. Highway 101 was closed for a short time due to blocking vehicles. The call was executed with phenomenal teamwork across all agencies involved, resulting in a rapid and top notch level of care for those injured and involved.

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Additionally, we would like to take this opportunity to congratulate two Cannon Beach Fire & Rescue members:

1)      Lt. Mark Morgans who was recently promoted to the rank of Captain.

2)      Firefighter Mike Johnson who was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.

Congratulations to both!

High Wind Watch

High Wind Watch

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
226 PM PST TUE NOV 27 2012

...STRONG WINDS POSSIBLE ALONG THE CENTRAL AND PARTS OF THE NORTH
OREGON COAST LATE WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY...

.A STRONG PACIFIC FRONT WILL BE MOVING ONTO THE OREGON COAST
WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND INLAND ON THURSDAY. THIS STORM SYSTEM IS
QUITE COMPLICATED...AND THE CONFIDENCE IN STRONG WINDS DEVELOPING
IS ONLY MODERATE. HOWEVER...IF THE WINDS DO DEVELOP...THEY HAVE
THE POTENTIAL TO BE QUITE STRONG.

ORZ001-002-281400-
/O.NEW.KPQR.HW.A.0018.121129T0600Z-121129T2300Z/
NORTH OREGON COAST-CENTRAL OREGON COAST-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ASTORIA...CANNON BEACH...TILLAMOOK...
NETARTS...PACIFIC CITY...LINCOLN CITY...NEWPORT...
CAPE FOULWEATHER...YACHATS...FLORENCE
226 PM PST TUE NOV 27 2012

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON FOR THE CENTRAL AND NORTH OREGON COASTS...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

* WINDS: HEADLANDS AND BEACHES...SOUTHEAST WINDS 30 TO 40 MPH WITH
  GUSTS 65 TO 75 MPH. COASTAL COMMUNITIES...SOUTHEAST WINDS 25 TO
  35 MPH WITH GUSTS 50 TO 60 MPH. THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED
  TO BE SOUTH OF TILLAMOOK.

* TIMING: THE STRONG WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE AROUND
  MIDNIGHT WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUE INTO THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE: LINCOLN CITY...NEWPORT...CAPE FOULWEATHER...
  YACHATS...FLORENCE...ASTORIA...CANNON BEACH... TILLAMOOK...
  NETARTS...PACIFIC CITY.

* IMPACTS: TREE DAMAGE AND POWER DISRUPTIONS ARE POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A HAZARDOUS
HIGH WIND EVENT. SUSTAINED WINDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH...OR GUSTS OF
58 MPH OR STRONGER MAY OCCUR. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST
FORECASTS.

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FOR ADDITIONAL WEATHER INFORMATION...VISIT OUR WEB SITE AT
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/PORTLAND