Newberg asked TVF&R to serve the city and honor its arrangement with Newberg Rural Fire Protection District due to budget constraints that limited the city's ability to provide adequate staffing, maintain equipment, and comply with national standards given increased service demands.
During the contract, elected leaders of TVF&R, the city of Newberg, and Newberg Rural evaluated the feasibility and cost-benefit of annexation. All agreed that it was a mutually beneficial decision and offered the most stable solution for long-term fire protection and emergency medical services to the city and rural community.
Elected leaders referred the issue to Newberg and Newberg Rural voters who made the decision at the ballot box in November 2017 to annex into TVF&R's service area.
In March 2018, voters residing in TVF&R's service area resoundingly approved two measures allowing TVF&R to permanently annex the city of Newberg and the surrounding territory in the Newberg Rural Fire Protection District. All the required public hearings were held and the business process was completed to ensure annexations took effect as planned on July 1, 2018.
Newberg FireMed Open Enrollment is September 1 - October 31 You can enroll or renew your Newberg FireMed membership. This program provides you and your family with peace of mind knowing that the cost of an ambulance transport to a hospital is covered by your membership. For $52 per year, your entire family is covered. Life Flight coverage is also available when you enroll in the FireMedPlus program. For more information about Newberg FireMed and FireMedPlus, read an organization handout (PDF) or call 503-259-1125.