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:

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.

Monday, April 17, 2017

FIREFIGHTERS' BREAKFAST

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Thank you to everyone that supported the Firefighter's breakfast. There were 573 breakfasts served. The 50/50 raffle collected $575.00, winner of the raffle drawing was Angie Lyda, her share of the raffle was $287.50. This was the first year holding the breakfast at the fire station. Lots of positive comments were received about the new location and the 573 breakfasts served was a record number. Thank you again for your continuous support of the Fire District and our volunteer firefighters.

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.

Babysitting Class

Monday, September 14, 2015

Another Babysitting class will be held in Spring 2017. Watch Web page for details.

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.