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:

Thank You

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Thanks Again to all who came out and supported the Firefighter's Breakfast. 652 people were served and the children who attended had a great time with the activities.

Smoke Detector Program Starting Again

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Oregon State Fire Marshall's Office is once again running a free smoke detector campaign. If you are in need of smoke detectors for your home please call Banks Fire District at 503-324-6262.

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.

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 from March 1st to June 15th

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Back Yard burning is open. Only natural materials may be burned. In addition a bare dirt fire break must be in place around the burn pile and must be 1 1/2 times the height of the burn pile in all directions, You must attend your burn pile at all times and have a water source and firefighting tools present. When done you must soak the burned area. All burning is regulated day to day by Oregon DEQ, so it important to check their daily burn message below. Agricultural burning is open, 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.