13430 NW Main St., Banks, OR 97106

Phone: (503) 324-6262

Fax: (503) 324-0523

Emergency: 911

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Banks Fire District News:

Open House at Timber Fire Station

Monday, May 22, 2017

Join us Saturday, June 17th, 11am-2pm at the Timber Fire Station for an open house and bar-b-q. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be served (as long as they last) along with soda and water. The Fire District will have a fire engine and rescue unit available to see. Fire engine rides will also be available for those interested. The Timber Water Association and Oregon Department of Forestry will also be present..

Monday, May 22, 2017

Want to volunteer for Banks Fire District?

Monday, April 17, 2017

If you are interested in volunteering for Banks Fire District and serving your community click on the Resource tab. Take a look at the various applications and the FAQ's. Banks Fire District is very proud of it's volunteer history. We currently have a strong volunteer force and are always looking for new volunteers. If questions call the administrative office; 503-324-6262.

Babysitting Class

Monday, April 17, 2017

A Babysitting class will be held on Friday, June 16th, 2017, 8:30am - 3:30pm for ages 11-16 years old. Call 503-324-6262 for registration information. Cost is $50 and registration closes May 31st. Bring a sack lunch and a snack.

Banks Fire District Receives ESD Award

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

On December 13th, 2016 the Banks Fire District was given an award from Northwest Regional ESD (Education Service District) for the partnership between the Fire District and the ESD for the High School Firefighter Program. The program is a 2 year program teaching Firefighter I, Firefighter II and EMS skills. Upon completion of the programs the student receives 18 Portland Community College credits. The program was brought back to life in the 2015-2016 school year with 7 students participating. For the 2016-2017 school year there are 4 students in the Firefighter II class and 26 in the Firefighter I/EMS class.

Sand Bag Locations

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Sand bags are available at the following locations: Banks; Sunset Park. Forest Grove; Forest Grove Fire, 1919 Ash Street. North Plains; 32150 NW Commercial.

Address Markers

Monday, February 08, 2016

Help us help you by posting an address marker at the entrance of your residential property. Address markers can be ordered through the Banks Fire District Administration Office, 13430 NW Main Street, Banks or by calling 503-324-6262.

Burning In Oregon Department of Forestry Protected Area

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Anyone burning in Oregon Dept of Forestry protected area is required to get a permit. The Forest Grove ODF phone number is: 503-357-2191

Back Yard Burning is open. Please attend fire at all times.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

For burn information call (503) 324-6262 option 5.


Established in 1954, Banks Fire District #13 provides fire and rescue services to 136 square miles in northwest Washington County, Oregon, serving the communities of Banks, Buxton and Timber. This region, known for its scenic beauty and moderate climate, is mainly rural with close ties to the Portland metro area. Sixty highly trained volunteers respond to more than 500 calls annually, ranging from cardiac emergencies to wild-land fires.

The Banks, Buxton and Timber communities are cumminities that have always enjoyed tremendous citizen involvement. Whether it's volunteers keeping the summer sports going or taking care of the food bank, the Banks, Buxton and Timber community members know the importance of giving back to the community. Because of this culture of giving Banks Fire District continues to provide emergency service with a committed, highly trained volunteer and paid firefighter force. Our staff not only provides a tremendous value to the taxpayers but care greatly about protecting the area they live in.