Frequently Asked Questions



 How do I find out if it's a burn day?

Call the Fire Department Burn Information Line (503) 538-4182.

 Am I able to get my smoke alarm checked?

Yes. Call the Fire Departments non-emergency line (503-554-8442) to schedule an appointment.

 Can I come to the station to get my blood pressure checked?

Yes. Come by the station Monday-Friday 8am-5pm for a blood pressure check.

 How can I become a Volunteer Firefighter?

To be a volunteer member of the Dundee Fire Department, you must be at least 18 years of age and either live or work in the Dundee Fire District.  New untrained members are required to attend and successfully complete the Yamhill County Basic Firefighter Recruit Academy or equivalent training.  The academy is offered in the spring and fall each year.

 What do firefighters do when they are not responding to calls?

Firefighters perform vehicle and station maintenance, work on fire prevention plans, participate in EMS/firefighting drills and work on community projects.

 How do Chimney Brush Loans work?

Stop by the station and we will give you a loan form to fill out and will give you the chimney brush once the form is completed and signed.

 How does the address sign program work?

Your house address must be visible for the fire department to see in the event we are called to your home for an emergency. If it is not visible we can put one up for you that is visible.

Address sign forms are available at the station.  Once the form is filled out the signs should be made and posted within 2 weeks free of charge.  Donations are accepted.

 What is the ISO rating for the district?

It is a 4 in the city & an 8 or 9 in the rural district depending on the distance from the fire hall.

ISO stands for Insurance Service Office. The better the department, the lower the ISO rating and insurance cost to homeowners. 

 Why do you still use the siren on top of the Fire Department?

It is one of the ways we notify fire personnel of emergency calls & in addition it helps with the ISO rating for fire insurance.

The siren is in use from 8:00am to 8:00pm.