Fire Chief Scott Graham has protected the safety of our city as a Volunteer Firefighter for over 24 years before serving as the Fire Chief since 1994.
Chief Graham is married
to wife Jackie; they have two sons, Mike and Jim and one daughter,
Cami. Chief Graham's grandfather, Jim Boynton was the first paid
Fire Chief for the City of North Bend.
North Bend Fire Department was formed in 1904 and through the years has evolved to a combination paid/volunteer fire department. Our Fire Chief Scott Graham has eleven paid personnel. Assistant Chief Jim Brown, Captain/Training Officer Brian Waddington, A- Shift Lieutenant John Lucero, B-Shift Lieutenant Rick Cooper, C-Shift Lieutenant Steve Cooper, Firefighter Mike Lucero, Firefighter Chris Cook, Firefighter Luke Rector, Firefighter Jason Dunnigan, Firefighter John Klynman, and Firefighter Jason Guenther.
We have 32 volunteer firefighters who respond to all types of calls and Volunteer Deputy Chief, Leroy Griggs, Volunteer Captain Ralph Dunham and Volunteer Captain Kent Lucas lead them.
North Bend Fire & Rescue handles over 1,600 calls for service a year. The types of calls are fire suppression, EMS medical, wildland, dive-rescue, water rescue, marine firefighting, and ARFF airport rescue firefighting. We stand-by every commercial scheduled flight 24-7 with two different airlines servicing our community. Our department has an outstanding Class 3 ISO insurance rating.
The North Bend Fire Department is involved with the North Bend Schools all during the year with fire prevention activities. We host many tours with rides in our converted kid hauler 1949 Mack fire truck (and many adults). We have participated with the North Bend High School during fire prevention since 1957 with our Miss Flame contest. All the students vote for the court and who is going to be Miss Flame to reign over Fire Prevention Week.
Each year North Bend Fire & Rescue is involved with community activities, we have our annual pancake breakfast that serves over 800 citizens which is held every year on Palm Sunday. We have an open house that provides 1800 adults and children a wonderful time during fire prevention week. Our department distributes 30 families, gifts, food, and bicycles at Christmas time for our Kids at Christmas program. Back Pack for Kids is another program the department promotes giving 50 students backpacks and all the school-required items they need for the school year.
The goals of North Bend Fire & Rescue are to continue and improve service of excellence to the citizens of North Bend. North Bend is a great place to live with, great citizens, and an excellent Fire Department.
You can reach Chief Scott Graham at 541-756-7757 or 541-756-8580.
Office hours Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm. Closed on Holidays.
Fire services are operating 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.