Seaside Fire & Rescue provides fire protection, rescue, and emergency medical services to the citizens and visitors of City, the surrounding rural fire protection district, and mutual aid response to all ends of the County.
The department was established in 1904 and its membership has been volunteer for over 100 years. Currently, roughly 30 volunteers from all professions respond to emergencies 24-hours a day.
Additional services provided include seasonal beach lifeguards, and fire marshal for inspection services.
Our personal are also active in many organizations within the county related to Emergency Services including: HAZMAT 11 - The Oregon State Fire Marshal Regional HazMat Team, Clatsop County High Angle Rescue Team- made up of members throughout the county and managed by the Clatsop County Sheriff's Office, & the County Fire Investigation team.
Our volunteers respond day or night, often leaving their family, friends, and jobs to serve the city. The volunteers are expected to maintain the same standard of training as paid firefighters and become certified through DPSST as Firefighters during the course of their training. Additional training is available for firefighters who wish to become apparatus engineers, aerial ladder operators, EMS providers and other special rescue technicians.
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Our beach and water response vehicles are used by our lifeguards in the summer months. Capable to outfit swimmers, transport persons off the beach, and respond in the forest for search and rescue, these utility vehicles are a necessity.
Engine 1 "The Mac"
1935 Mac Engine was brought brand new by Seaside. Over the years it has served us well and conitues to do so in Parades and public education and displays. many visitors stop in every year to take a picture and enjoy the beauty of this "Old Timer" Fire Engine.
EMS Bike Program
In the summer of 2007, the Seaside Fire Department implemented an EMS Bike Program for use during events and high volume holidays. Historically, high-volume pedestrian and vehicle traffic in the downtown Seaside area has posed an access problem to ambulance and fire department responders. The goal of the program is to provide immediate, point of contact care to a patient until the arrival of the transporting ambulance and other fire department personnel.
Each shift is worked by a 2-person team, at the BLS, ILS, or ALS level depending on staffing. The team is equipped with a full ALS medical and Airway Euipment, as well as an AED. In 2010, the team completed major purchasing with the arrival of a pair of new Trek mountain bikes from Bikes Beyond in Astoria, Oregon.
The program encourages physical fitness, teamwork, and a strong sense of public relations. Membership in the program is open to all current firefighters.
In addition to providing fire protection and EMS service to the community, the Fire Department participates in a number of projects to give back to the residents.
- EMS standby at all home Seaside High School football games
- Annual participation in the Fill the Boot for Jerry’s Kids Muscular Dystrophy Association fund raiser
- Holiday food drive and delivery of food baskets in conjunction with the South Clatsop County Food Bank and other county fire departments
- Participation with the Seaside Police Department in providing bicycle helmets to children
- Providing smoke alarms to families in homes without them
- In partnership with the Seaside Police Department and Safekids Northwest Carseat clinics
- Safety patrol and fire watch on the beach during the annual 4th of July Fireworks Display