Douglas County Fire District No. 2

News & Events

Notice of Budget Committee Meeting

A public meeting of the Budget Committee of Douglas County Fire District No. 2, to discuss the budget for fiscal year beginning July 1, 2022 and ending June 30, 2023 will be held at 6000 Garden Valley Rd, Roseburg. The meeting will take place on the 18th of May, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. The purpose of the meetings is to receive the budget message and to receive comment from the public on the budget. A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained after May 11th, 2022 or at Douglas County Fire District No. 2 Headquarters, 1400 Buckhorn Road, Roseburg, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. These are public meetings where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place. Any person may appear at the meetings and discuss the proposed budget with the Budget Committee. If you would like to participate through videoconferencing or telephonically, please call the business office at 541-673-5503 during normal business hours, prior to Tuesday May 17th, 2022 for instructions.

This notice published in The News-Review on May 11th.

OSFM Wildfire Risk Reduction Webinar

The Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal will be hosting a free webinar on Financial Preparedness & Wildfires on Tuesday, May 3rd 2022 from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.  The webinar will be presented by panelists from the American Property Casualty Association, NW Insurance Council, and the Insurance Information Institute.  Topics covered will include how to review your homeowners or renters insurance coverage, how to create a home inventory, and other ways to become financially prepared in the event of a wildfire or other disaster. To Register: https://crr-5-3-22.eventbrite.com

Engineer Sackinger

In the early morning hours of January 31st, we lost one of our own. Paul Sackinger retired from the Fire District a year and a half ago after 20 years of service. He retired as an Engineer/Paramedic and his memory will not be forgotten. His family will be hosting a service on March 12th, 2022 at 2PM at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. The service will be open to his family and friends.

New Administrative Hours

Douglas County Fire District No. 2’s administration will begin working four 10-hour days beginning the first week of March, 2022. The new work hours will be Monday-Thursday 7AM-5PM, closed on Fridays. The first day of this new schedule change will be Monday, February 28th, 2022.

2021 Fire Season Ends Wednesday, October 6th

The Douglas Forest Protective Association (DFPA) and the Roseburg District of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will officially end the 2021 fire season on Wednesday, October 6th at 12:01am, for lands under their protection and management. The end of fire season is a result of recent wetting rains and an overall cooling trend which has returned to the area.

With the end of fire season, both the public and industrial fire restrictions that were implemented through DFPA and Roseburg BLM will no longer be in effect.

A list of fire restrictions and closures in place through private industrial landowners can be found online at https://ofic.com/private-forestland-closures/.

Some closures remain in place for public lands managed by the BLM Roseburg District in the Kent Creek area. For further information on closures specific to public lands, please visit: https://blm.gov/orwafire.

Additional information on the Roseburg District BLM and status of recreation areas are available at: https://www.blm.gov/office/roseburg-district-office.

Backyard debris burning outside of incorporated cities will be allowed without a burn permit from DFPA, however, residents should contact their local fire department before conducting any type of debris burning as fire restrictions may vary between local fire districts. The only type of burning that requires a permit from DFPA outside of fire season is for the burning of logging slash. Any type of commercial tree harvest that requires excess debris to be burned constitutes logging slash and therefore requires a burn permit. Permits to burn logging slash can be obtained by calling DFPA at (541) 672-6507.

Despite fire season coming to an end, fire officials advise residents to exercise caution when burning yard debris or when using fire in the woods. Several days of sunshine and dry weather during the fall months can create a fire risk even if a week or more of cool, wet conditions precede them.

When burning yard debris, make sure to have an adequate fire trail around the pile before ignition begins and have fire tools and a water supply at the burn site. Debris piles should never be left unattended and should be fully extinguished before leaving the area. If a debris burn escapes containment, the responsible party may be held financially responsible for the resulting fire suppression costs and associated damages.

Fire Danger Low

BURNING ALLOWED

For Burn Information, Click HERE

Upcoming Meetings

Board Meeting

Date: Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

Time: 5:30PM

Location: Douglas County Fire District #2  Station 5 – 6000 Garden Valley Road. Members of the public may also participate via videoconference or telephone. Call for more information. 

Budget Committee Meeting

Date: Wednesday, May 18th 2022

Time: 5:30PM

Location: Douglas County Fire District #2 Station 5 – 6000 Garden Valley Road