Tillamook County Fire Defense Board

Protecting all of Tillamook County

September 7, 2020


As of noon September 7, 2020, there is a full burn ban in effect, this includes all campfires. This ban will include all State Parks property including the beach, all campgrounds in the forest areas and residential campfires. This ban will be in effect until 12:00 am on September11th, 2020. The ban will be reevaluated late on September 10th, 2020 to determine if it needs to be extended. This ban is due to the extreme weather forecast for this week.

If you have any questions please contact your local Fire agency, ODF or Oregon State Parks.

James Oeder

Tillamook County Fire Defense Chair

Let’s Talk Disaster Resilience
Article 7, September 2020
By: Marge Jozsa, Coordinator, STCEVC

Living in a coastal community means spending a great deal of quality time in your car. We drive a fair distance to shop, to see a medical provider and to dine out. Coastal visitors, motor vehicle accidents and road work often keep us in our car longer than we would like. A natural disaster can occur anytime and there’s a good chance that you will be in your car when it does happen.

Are you and your car prepared for any emergency?

Coronavirus Information

ALERT! Please see the following link regarding Governor Brown’s new requirements for face coverings that go into effect on July 15th:

(Govenor’s Announcement)

See information below if you are concerned you have COVID-19.

Do you need help with Groceries or Medications?  If yes, see the notice below?

See the latest COVID-19 updates from the Oregon Health Authority

(OHA covid-19 Link)

Latest News

Interested in becoming a Ham.  Virtual class is now being scheduled.  If interested, let us know through our Contact Form:

(Contact Form)

There is a new link posted about a Missouri study on Facemasks.

(Important Links)

See the article from the New Yorker called, ‘The Really Big One’, posted to our links page. 

(Important Links)


Week 1 September 1-5: Make A Plan

Talk to your friends and family about how you will communicate before, during and after a disaster. Make sure to update your plan based on the Centers for Disease Control recommendations due to the coronavirus.

Week 2 September 6-12: Build A Kit

Gather supplies that will last for several days after a disaster for everyone living in your home. Don’t forget to consider the unique needs each person or pet may have in case you have to evacuate quickly. Update your kits and supplies based on recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control.

Week 3 September 13-19: Prepare for Disasters

Limit the impacts that disasters have on you and your family. Know the risk of disasters in your area and check your insurance coverage. Learn how to make your home stronger in the face of storms and other common hazards and act fast if you receive a local warning or alert.

Week 4 September 20-26: Teach Youth About Preparedness

Talk to your kids about preparing for emergencies and what to do in case you are separated. Reassure them by providing information about how they can get involved.
For more information on these topics, and on other emergency preparedness topics, please go to www.ready.gov.

Coronovirus Information

If you are concerned you may have COVID-19 symptoms

You can call the Tillamook County Nurse Hotline, 503-842-3940, Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm. If needed, the nurse will give you the location of the Health Department’s mobile medical unit so you can be tested in the parking lot.
Outside of these times, call your nearest emergency room for guidance.

Remember the symptoms:

Sore throat


Difficulty breathing


Although a fever technically is any body temperature above the normal of 98.6 F (37 C), in practice a person is usually not considered to have a significant fever until the      temperature is above 100.4 F (38 C).  Fever may occur with any type of infection or illness.

Do you need help?

Do you need help to get your Groceries or Medications and Lilve in the Nestucca Fire District?

Please Contact Us and we will do our very best to assist you during this time of crisis.