Own Your Zone

Wildfire is a natural occurrence in our Central Oregon forests. Our community has been threatened by wildfire in the past and will be threatened by wildfire in the future.

Living with wildfire means every person needs to take personal responsibility and actions to protect their home from the threat wildfire. Did you know at least 50 percent of home ignitions from wildfire are caused by burning embers?

Own Your Zone ownyourzonebend.org lists simple actions every homeowner can do in each of three zones around a home to create defensible space. These actions will help slow or stop the spread of wildfire and protect homes and neighborhoods from embers.

Too busy to peruse the website? Listen on-the-go, to these related interviews and clips about wildfire safety:

Learn to be a livesaver! 

Bend Fire & Rescue is once again offering a hands on CPR course for the community!

This course is a free, non-certified course that teaches our community hands on CPR life saving techniques. This class is for workplaces, schools and anybody in our community who wants to learn this critical lifesaving skill. The class will cover what to anticipate from 911 dispatch during the emergency, how to properly and effectively perform CPR, and what to expect when first responders arrive to help.

When: First Wednesday of each month from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Where: Bend Fire Training Center, 63377 NE Jamison St, behind the North Fire Station

The class is limited to 20 participants. Please call 541-322-6300 to register.

This is not a certification class. Certifications in CPR can be obtained through the American Red Cross. 

Proposed Home Energy Score Program

The City of Bend is looking for your input on its proposed Home Energy Score program. The program is being considered to improve transparency around the energy cost of homes and encourage energy-efficient homes.

Learn more about the program and provide feedback.


City Council Filing Period Open

The filing period to run for City Council is now open! Bend residents interested in being elected in November to serve on the City Council can file now through August 30, 2022. Three City Council seats and the position of Mayor will be placed on the ballot for the November 2022 election.

Learn more about the filing process.

Bend Police Department Quarterly Report

In an effort to keep our community better informed, Bend Police have introduced a quarterly report with statistics, news and events.

Check out the first quarterly report!