Winston-Dillard Fire District
News & Events
The Board of Directors of Winston-Dillard Fire District No. 5 will hold its Regular Board meeting at WDFD Fire Station at 250 SE Main St., Winston, OR on Monday, January 16, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. To comply with House Bill 2560, those that wish to participate can attend through videoconferencing or telephonically. If you plan on attending the meeting, please call the business office at 541-679-8721 during normal business hours prior to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, January 16, 2023, for instructions.
The Board agenda to include but not limited to:
1. Monthly Financials
2. Intergovernmental Agreement for the Transfer of Fire Protection Equipment
3. Central Douglas Fire & Rescue Authority Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) For Fire and
Emergency Services and Creation of New ORS Chapter 190 Entity
4. Ordinance 2023-01 Adopting an Intergovernmental Agreement and Creating a New
Intergovernmental Agency “Central Douglas Fire & Rescue Authority” (1st reading and Hearing)
The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made at least 48 hours before the meeting to Winston-Dillard Fire District No. 5 at 541-679-8721
The 2022 fire season officially ends Sunday, October 23rd, 2022 as a result of recent wetting rains and an overall cooling trend that has returned to the area. With the end of fire season, both public and industrial fire restrictions that were implemented through DFPA will no longer be in effect.
A list of fire restrictions and closures in place through private industrial landowners can be found online at https://ofic.com/private-forestland-closures/.
Despite fire season coming to an end, fire officials advise residents to exercise caution when burning yard debris or when using fire in the woods. Several days of sunshine and dry weather during the fall months can create a fire risk even if a week or more of cool, wet conditions precede them.
When burning yard debris, make sure to have an adequate fire trail around the pile before ignition begins and have fire tools and water supply at the burn site. Debris piles should never be left unattended and should be fully extinguished before leaving the area. If a debris burn escapes containment, the responsible party may be held financially responsible for the resulting fire suppression costs and associated damages. Please remember that yard debris means organic yard waste such as leaves and branches. Burning of trash, cardboard, and construction materials is never permitted.
Douglas County Fire District No. 2 and Winston-Dillard Fire District will be joining the Douglas Forest Protective Association (DFPA), the Umpqua National Forest, and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Roseburg District in announcing that the 2022 fire season will officially begin Friday, June 24th at 12:01 AM. Douglas County Fire District No.2 and Winston – Dillard Fire District will be following the same fire restriction listed with DFPA.
The Winston-Dillard Fire District will be doing annual fire hydrant flow testing during the months of May and June. During this testing period, your water could become discolored. This condition is rare and should clear up quickly.
If you notice excessive discoloration, or it does not clear up quickly, please notify us at 541-679-8721 or the Winston-Dillard Water District at 541-679-8464.
With May being Wildfire Awareness Month in Oregon, the Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM) will be hosting weekly webinars on several different topics ranging from financial readiness for wildfire to a fascinating look at fire-resistant plants.
Below is a list of the upcoming webinars and a link to register. The registration link has details on what each webinar will focus on and who will be presenting.
We would like to thank everybody in advance who have helped to make these educational webinars possible and to our presenters who will be sharing their expertise!
We look forward to seeing you at these webinars this May as we all work to be better prepared for wildfire.
Financial Preparedness – May 3rd, 6pm-7pm
Home Ignition – May 12th, 6pm-7pm
Evacuation Preparedness – May 19th, 12pm-1pm
Fire Resistant Plants – May 24th, 12pm-1pm
Winston – Dillard Fire District Board Meeting
Date: Monday, February 20, 2023
Location: 250 SE Main St, Winston