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Fire Suppression

A firefighter in gear with helmet in a smoky or misty environment.

Fire suppression priorities are the safety and protection of life, incident stabilization and property preservation. All North Douglas County Fire & EMS Fire suppression personnel regularly participate in suppression training, fire safety, rescue, emergency medical, and other fire-related training and educational programs. NDCFEMS Personnel are trained and equipped to respond to structure, vehicle and wildland fires.


Fires located in the cities of Drain and Yoncalla that require more water than what is carried on the engine typically utilize fire hydrants for water supply. For fires located outside of the city, NDCFEMS relies on the use of "water tender" apparatus that are capable of transporting up to 3,000 gallons of water. NDCFEMS houses 5 of these water tenders strategically located throughout the district.

Firefighting trucks near a smoldering field with visible flames.