Fire Chief

Jefferson Rural Fire Protection District, better known as Jefferson Fire District, provides Fire and EMS services to 97 square miles.  We are located in Southern Marion County and Northern Linn County.  The Fire District is separated by Interstate 5 East and West and the Santiam River North and South.

Jefferson Fire District is diverse in the staffing of our organization.  We greatly depend on volunteers both in district and out of district, student interns, support group volunteers and career personnel to provide our services.   Jefferson Fire District provides services beyond fire and EMS.  We have a medical equipment loan program, life jacket loan station, chimney brush loan program, Open House, fire prevention programs, address signs, two pancake breakfasts a year, BINGO, and the Food and Toy drive.

Being a firefighter is not easy.  Most people are not willing to dedicate the time and commitment it takes.  They are not willing to get up in the middle of the night to help someone in need.  I am thankful for those who are willing to be a firefighter.  We can always use more help.  Recruiting volunteer firefighters and support group members is ongoing.  Feel free to contact us for more information.

If you see one of our members take time to thank them for their service to the community.  A thank you and smile can go a long way.  On behalf of the men and women of the Jefferson Fire District I want to thank you for supporting us.


Respectfully submitted by,
Kevin Hendricks, Fire Chief