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About Harbor Fire & Our Mission

The Harbor Rural Fire Protection District, located in Harbor, Oregon, has provided fire protection and emergency response services to the Harbor and neighboring communities since 1955. 

 

Our MISSION is to prevent the loss of life and property through the cost-effective delivery of professional fire suppression, incident response, and education and preventive programs.

 

In addition to responding to fires, the Harbor Rural Fire Protection District also responds to medical emergencies, motor vehicle accidents, rescue calls, and incidents involving hazardous materials.  The Harbor Rural Fire Protection District has two significant features that bring thousands of non-resident travelers and visitors to the District annually:

1)  We service a portion of the Pacific Coast Highway (US 101) which is the western-most heavily traveled artery in the US, and bi-sects our rural district. 

2) The Port of Brookings-Harbor is one of the largest commercial fishing and pleasure craft facilities on the Northwest coast.

The seasonal increase in population brings significant increases in calls for service (primarily medical and MVA) to which we must respond. We also have over 200 properties in the rural areas outside the District proper which are located in the western slopes of the heavily forested Coastal Mountain range.

 

To serve our community more effectively, we have a Duty Officer who is on call 24 hours per day, seven days a week. Duty Officers always have an emergency response vehicle so that when there is a call – whether in the middle of the night or during the day – they can be the first to respond.

Our volunteers are community members, including military retirees, who have full or part-time jobs and who respond to calls as they are available. They are all EMR or EMT licensed and capable of responding to medical calls. They are also trained in wildland and structure fires.

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