Douglas County Fire District No. 2

News & Events

Fire Season Begins June 28th

Effective Monday, June 28, 2010 at 00:01 a.m. the 2010 fire season will officially begin.  The start of the fire season activates restrictions on both public and commercial forest use in the Umpqua National Forest and on all private, county, state and Bureau of land Management (BLM) lands in the Douglas District of the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF).

PUBLIC USE RESTRICTION

Restrictions regulating the public use of forest lands are not in effect at this time.

INDUSTRIAL FIRE PRECAUTION LEVEL

Commercial operations in wild land areas are regulated at this time by “Industrial Fire Precaution
Level I – Closed Season.”

Updated closure information from DFPA can also be obtained  at any time by calling its Closure Information Line at 541-672-0379, or visiting www.dfpa.net

Oregon’s New Carbon Monoxide Alarm Law

July 1, 2010 – When a landlord enters into a rental agreement creating a new tenancy in a dwelling unit that contains a carbon monoxide source or that is within a structure that contains a carbon monoxide source, the landlord must ensure the dwelling unit contains one or more properly functioning carbon monoxide alarms at the time the tenant takes possession of the dwelling unit.  The landlord must provide a new tenant with alarm testing instructions.  If the alarm is battery operated or has a battery backup system the landlord must supply working batteries for the alarm at the beginning of the new tenancy.

 

April 1, 2011 – All rental and dwelling units that have a carbon monoxide source or are located within a structure having a carbon monoxide source are required to have a carbon monoxide alarm.

 

April 1, 2011 – When conveying fee title or transferring possession under a land sale contract of a one and two family dwelling or multifamily housing that contains a carbon monoxide source, the dwelling or housing must have one or more properly functioning carbon monoxide alarms installed in locations that provide carbon monoxide detection for all sleeping areas.

 

April 1, 2011 – Carbon monoxide alarms are required in new construction or a structure that undergoes reconstruction, alteration or repair for which a building permit is required, and is identified in the structural specialty code as residential Group R structure.

 

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Photos

 

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Saddle Butte Fire

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Bronco Burn to Learn

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Melqua Burn to Learn

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Fire Prevention Week 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Work Session

Board of Directors
Work Session

 

The Board of Directors of Douglas County Fire District No. 2 will hold a work session on Thursday, June 10, 2010. The work session will be held at the Headquarters station, 1290 NE Cedar Street, Roseburg starting at 5:00pm. The purpose of the work session is to review the Sutherlin Contract and Budget. Final action could result from the Board’s review.

 

Executive Session – 192.660(2)(f) for the consideration of non-public material.

 

The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made at least 48 hours before the meeting to Douglas County Fire District No. 2 at (541) 673-5503

Fire Hydrant Flushing

 

 

Fire Hydrant Flow Testing
 
This service is done to identify the amount of water a certain fire hydrant can deliver during an emergency situation.  This service is done on a continuing basis so that problems can be identified and then eliminated.  All hydrants are color coded in accordance with national standards so that District personnel can identify what gallons per minute a given fire hydrant can deliver.
 
Coordination

Fire hydrant flushing and flow testing is done in close cooperation with the three water purveyors within the service area of the District which includes: The City of Roseburg Water Department, Roberts Creek Water District and Umpqua Basin Water Association.

Questions and Answers

Why is the water pressure low?

Your water pressure may be low due to the flushing of fire hydrants, which lowers the water pressure in the area that is being tested.

Why is my water discolored?

Due to the fire hydrant flushing, customers could experience a temporary discoloration of water, which is due to the unsetting of rust and/or sediment in the water main.

What should I do about the discolored water?

Run the cold water for about five minutes – this should clear up the water.

My clothes have been stained from the rust or sediment in the water, what should I do?

You should clean them with a stain remover.
 
Is the water safe to drink?

Yes, if the water would be unsafe for any reason to drink, a boil alert would be issued by the water purveyor(s).

If you would like further information about this topic, please feel free to contact the District’s Fire Prevention Division at 541-673-5503; Extension 337.

Fire Danger Low
FIRE SEASON IN EFFECT.
NO BURNING ALLOWED.

For Burn Information, Click HERE

Upcoming Meetings

Board Meeting

Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 at 5:30PM at DCFD#2 Station 5. 6000 Garden Valley Road, Roseburg, OR.

MedCom Meeting

Thursday, October 15th, 2020 at 12:00PM. Umpqua Valley Ambulance. 1290 NE Cedar Street, Roseburg, OR.