Douglas County Fire District No. 2

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FIRE SEASON BEGINS JUNE 14TH, 2024


The Douglas Forest Protective Association (DFPA) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Roseburg District have announced that the 2024 fire season will officially begin Friday, June 14th at 12:01 AM. All private, county, state, and Bureau of Indian Affairs(BIA) land within the Douglas District and Roseburg District BLM are included in the fire season declaration. On private, county, state, and BIA lands, certain fire restrictions are imposed to help prevent wildfires.

In addition to the declaration of fire season, the DFPA will implement Public Use Restrictions Friday on private, county, state, and BIA land within the Douglas District. Public use restrictions will be assessed and announced later for the Umpqua National Forest and the Roseburg District BLM. These fire prevention restrictions are put in place to ensure fire-prone activities do not start wildfires.

For more information on the Umpqua National Forest restrictions, please visit
https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/umpqua/fire.

For further information on BLM-managed lands, please visit https://www.blm.gov/orwafire.

The following fire prevention measures will be in effect on private, county, state, and BIA land within the
Douglas District:

  • Smoking is prohibited while traveling, except in vehicles on improved roads, boats on the water, and other designated locations.
  • Backyard debris burning, including the use of burn barrels, is prohibited.
  • Open fires, including campfires, cooking, and warming fires, are prohibited except at designated sites. Douglas County Parks designated sites: Amacher Park, Douglas County Fairgrounds, Pass Creek Campground, Stanton Park, Chief Miwaleta Campground, and Whistler’s Bend Campground.
    Private Campgrounds: Seven Feathers RV Resort and Umpqua Riverfront RV Park & Boat Ramp.
  • Charcoal and pellet BBQs are only allowed at fully developed and maintained residential home sites when used in areas that are free of flammable vegetation. A charged garden hose or a 2 ½ pound or larger fire extinguisher must be immediately available. Portable cooking stoves using liquefied or bottled fuels are allowed elsewhere.
  • The use of fireworks, exploding targets, and tracer ammunition is prohibited. In addition, the use of sky lanterns is prohibited year-round in Oregon.
  • Motor vehicles, including motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles, are only allowed on improved roads that are free of flammable vegetation. This restriction is waived on private lands during low fire danger or when vehicles are used for the culture and harvest of agricultural crops. In addition, each vehicle with three or more wheels traveling on forest roads must have an axe, a shovel, and one gallon of water or one operational 2½ pound or larger fire extinguisher. Motorcycles must be equipped with one gallon of water or one operational 2 ½ pound or larger fire extinguisher.
  • Any electric fence controller in use shall be listed by a nationally recognized testing laboratory or be
    certified by the Department of Consumer and Business Services and be operated in compliance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • The following restrictions are based on the official fire danger for the Douglas District, which can be found online at www.dfpa.net or by calling DFPA’s 24-hour information line at (541) 672-0379:

  • The use of power saws for non-industrial purposes is allowed all day during LOW fire danger. This activity is permitted before 1:00 PM or after 8:00 PM during MODERATE fire danger and before 10:00 AM or after 8:00 PM during HIGH fire danger. During Extreme fire danger, non-industrial power saw use is prohibited. Each power saw is required to have a shovel and a fire extinguisher of at least 8-ounce capacity immediately available. In addition, a one-hour fire watch is required following the use of each saw. On BLM-managed lands in the Roseburg District, the use of non-industrial power saws or other equipment with internal combustion engines used for felling, bucking, skidding, or wood cutting is prohibited.
  • The cutting, grinding, or welding of metal for non-industrial purposes is allowed all day during LOW fire danger. This activity is permitted before 1:00 PM or after 8:00 PM during MODERATE fire danger and before 10:00 AM or after 8:00 PM during HIGH fire danger. During EXTREME fire danger, the cutting, grinding, or welding of metal is prohibited. These activities can only be conducted in an area free of flammable vegetation and a charged garden hose or a 2 ½ pound or larger fire extinguisher must be immediately available. The cutting, grinding, or welding of metal is prohibited on BLM-managed lands in the Roseburg District.
  • The cutting, trimming, or mowing of dried, cured grass is allowed all day during LOW fire danger. This activity is permitted before 1:00 PM or after 8:00 PM during MODERATE fire danger and before 10:00 AM or after 8:00 PM during HIGH fire danger. During Extreme fire danger, the cutting, trimming, or mowing of dried or cured grass is prohibited. The culture and harvest of agricultural crops are exempt from this requirement.
  • Any non-industrial improvement or development taking place on private property that utilizes power-driven machinery may operate all day during LOW fire danger. These activities are permitted before 1:00 PM or after 8:00 PM during MODERATE fire danger and before 10:00 AM or after 8:00 PM during HIGH fire danger. During EXTREME fire danger, these activities are prohibited unless a waiver has been issued. Each piece of power-driven machinery working is required to have a shovel and a 2 ½ pound or larger fire extinguisher. In addition, a fire watch is required for at least one hour once the equipment has completed work for the day.
  • The use of Fuel-powered generators may be operated in a cleared area free of flammable vegetation all day during LOW fire danger. The use of a generator is permitted before 1:00 PM or after 8:00 PM during MODERATE fire danger and before 10:00 AM or after 8:00 PM during HIGH fire danger. During EXTREME fire danger, these activities are prohibited unless a waiver has been issued. The use of generators at residential homesites, when used in a cleared area that is free of flammable vegetation, is exempt from time restrictions. One shovel and one 2 ½ pound or larger ABC fire extinguisher must be immediately available.
  • The declaration of fire season also means the start of industrial fire regulations. On Friday, the entire Douglas District will go into Industrial Fire Precaution Level I (one). During IFPL I, smoking is prohibited while working on or traveling through an industrial operation. In addition, specified fire tools and suppression equipment must be on-site and ready for use at all industrial operations and a fire watch is required once work has been completed for the day.
  • Additional fire restrictions or closures may be in place through private industrial landowners or other public land management agencies on their own or managed lands. For more information about public and industrial fire restrictions, visit the following sites:
  • Douglas Forest Protective Association: www.dfpa.net/public-fire-restrictions
  • Bureau of Land Management, Roseburg District: https://www.blm.gov/programs/public-safety-andfire/fire-and-aviation/regional-info/oregon-washington/fire-restrictions

NOTICE OF BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETINGS

A public meeting of the Budget Committee of Douglas County Fire District No. 2, to discuss the budget for fiscal year beginning July 1, 2024 and ending June 30, 2025 will be held at 522 SE Washington Ave, Roseburg.  The meeting will take place on the 14th of May, 2024 at 5:30 p.m.  The purpose of this meeting 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 7th, 2024 at Douglas County Fire District No. 2 Headquarters, 250 SE Main St,  Winston, 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 Monday May 13th, 2024 for instructions.

A public meeting of the Budget Committee of Central Douglas Fire & Rescue Authority, to discuss the budget for fiscal year beginning July 1, 2024 and ending June 30, 2025 will be held at 522 SE Washington Ave, Roseburg.  The meeting will take place on the 14th of May, 2024 at 5:30 p.m.  The purpose of this meeting 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 7th, 2024 at Central Douglas Fire & Rescue Authority Headquarters, 250 SE Main St,  Winston, 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 Monday May 13th, 2024 for instructions.

A public meeting of the Budget Committee of Winston Dillard Fire District #5, to discuss the budget for fiscal year beginning July 1, 2024 and ending June 30, 2025 will be held at 522 SE Washington Ave, Roseburg.  The meeting will take place on the 14th of May, 2024 at 5:30 p.m.  The purpose of this meeting 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 7th, 2024 at Winston Dillard Fire District #5 Headquarters, 250 SE Main St,  Winston, 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 Monday May 13th, 2024 for instructions.

Request For Proposals

CENTRAL DOUGLAS FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY,

DOUGLAS COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT NO. 2 AND WINSTON DILLARD FIRE DISTRICT

JOINT PROCUREMENT

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

Agents are invited to respond to joint procurement for Central Douglas Fire & Rescue Authority, Douglas County Fire District No 2 and Winston Dillard Fire District Insurance Agent of Record RFP.  Pursuant to Public Contracting Exemption E-18, Central Douglas Fire & Rescue Authority, Douglas County Fire District No 2 and Winston Dillard Fire District will receive sealed proposals until no later than 4:00 p.m., Monday, April 8, 2024.  Complete proposals must be received by the Districts, addressed as follows by the closing date and time, or they will be rejected as non-responsive:

                        Rob Bullock, Fire Chief

                        Central Douglas Fire & Rescue

                        Administrative Offices

                        250 SE Main

                        PO Box 1060

                        Winston, Oregon 97496

Proposals will be publicly opened immediately following this closing.

Contract terms, conditions and specification shall be available at the Authority Administrative Offices, at the above address from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday until closing. No proposals will be received or considered after this time.  The Project Documents will be available at this location and are downloadable from the District website at https://dcfd.org/ Documents folder, from the date of this Notice until closing.

Umpqua Construction ITB Addendum posted to Bid Documents February 21, 2024.

Request For Proposals

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

Pursuant to ORS 279B.070 and Authority Public Contracting Rule (Authority Rule) 137-047-0270, governing intermediate procurements, Central Douglas Fire & Rescue Authority (Authority) will receive sealed proposals until no later than 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 26, 2024, at the Administrative Offices, 250 SE Main St, Winston OR 97496 to provide:

Ambulance Billing Services

Contract terms, conditions and specification shall be available at the Authority Administrative Offices, at the above address from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday until closing. No proposals will be received or considered after this time. 

Sealed proposals shall be sent to Fire Chief Rob Bullock, Central Douglas Fire & Rescue Authority, at the above address.  Proposal opening is scheduled to immediately follow closing at the Authority’s Administrative Office at the address above. The Authority’s Board of Directors may cancel this Request for Proposal (RFP) or reject any proposal not in compliance with all prescribed public solicitation procedures and requirements, and may reject any or all proposals, in whole or in part, upon a finding that it is in the best interest of the Authority to do so, per ORS 279B.100. The Authority may waive any and all informalities in the public interest. No prequalification for Proposers is required.

To request an RFP packet, or for more information, go to www.dcfd.org Documents folder, or contact Chief Rob Bullock at (541) 673-5503 or by email at rbullock@dcfd.org.

Dated this 19th day of February, 2024.

Request for Proposals – OneDrive (live.com)

Fire Danger Low

FIRE SEASON BEGINS effective JUNE 14th, 2024 at 12:01PM. NO BURNING AFTER THIS DATE.

For Burn Information, Click HERE

Additional Information can be found at DFPA

Upcoming Meetings

DCFD#2 Board Meeting

Date: Monday, March 18th, 2024

Time: 5:30PM

Location: Winston Dillard Fire Station. 250 SE Main Street in Winston, OR. Members of the public may also participate via videoconference or telephone. Call (541) 673-5503 for more information. 

Central Douglas Fire & Rescue Authority Board Meeting

Date: Monday, March 18th, 2024

Time: 5:30PM

Location: Winston Dillard Fire Station. 250 SE Main Street in Winston, OR. 

Medcom Meeting

Date: Thursday, March 21st, 2024

Time: 12:00PM

Location: Umpqua Valley Ambulance                                    1290 NE Cedar St