Douglas County Fire District No. 2
News & Events
A public meeting of the Budget Committee of Douglas County Fire District No. 2, to discuss the budget for fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2022 will be held at 2830 Melrose Rd, in Roseburg. The meeting will take place on the 1st of June 2021, 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 10th, 2021 or at Douglas County Fire District No. 2 Headquarters, 1400 Buckhorn Road in Roseburg between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. 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. Current State of Oregon required social distancing and mask measures will be enforced at public meetings.
Effective May 28th at 12:01AM, fire season officially begins and burning will no longer be allowed until the official declared end of fire season in the fall. With the official start of fire season, industrial fire restrictions on DFPA protected lands will be in effect and burning will NOT be authorized within the fire district.
To our community and customers, this weekend’s weather is forecast to be great for all sorts of outside activities with higher than average temperatures, low humidy and high winds. With that said, these conditions are perfect for an increased risk of fire danger as well. Though burning has not been restricted yet, we are asking that everyone please do their part, and pause any burning until we see a change in weather patterns sometime next week. Thank you for your help!
The Douglas Forest Protective Association will officially end fire season within the Douglas District on Monday, October 12th at noon. The end of fire season is a result of recent wetting rains and an overall cooling trend which returned to the area.
With the end of fire season, both DFPA’s Public Use Restrictions and industrial fire restrictions will no longer be in effect. 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 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 rainy, cool 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 burning 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.
During this difficult time where fires are impacting all of us in the county as well as statewide, Douglas County Fire District #2 has responded to help our community partners with structural protection efforts, and maintained a firefighting presence since the onset of fires in the Glide area.
The district has also maintained full station staffing and, in some cases, additional staffing in our station areas to ensure our customers continue to receive timely and efficient professional fire and EMS services.
Our personnel are working hard to serve and protect our customers and our community. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you all for the outpouring of support we continue to receive. This is our community, and we’re honored to be a part of it.
Date: Tuesday, August 16th, 2022
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.
OSFM Town Hall Meeting
Date: August 4th
Location: Roseburg Public Safety Building, Umpqua Room, 700 SE Douglas Ave.
Date: September 2022 TBA
Location: Umpqua Valley Ambulance 1290 NE Cedar St