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JEFFERSON FIRE DISTRICT

JEFFERSON FIRE DISTRICT

WHO WE ARE

In 1931 The City of Jefferson formed a fire department which transitioned to Jefferson Fire District in 1956.   Jefferson Fire District currently provides fire and EMS services to about 86 square miles in southern Marion County and northern Linn County, which includes the communities of Jefferson, Talbot, and Millersburg.  The ambulance service area covers about 94 square miles, which include a portion of our neighboring fire district of Scio. The district currently has three fire stations located in Jefferson, Millersburg, and Talbot. Shared across the three stations are three fire engines, two water tenders, two brush units, heavy rescue unit, two ambulances, rescue boat, command unit, and two support vehicles.

Jefferson Fire District is a diverse combination organization, made up of volunteers both in and out of district, resident volunteers, support group members and career personnel. These personnel help provide fire and emergency medical services.

  • The Jefferson Fire District also sponsors activities. Such at Super Sitter Classes, AARP Safe Driving Classes, and First Aid/CPR Instruction.   We also have several loan programs available to our community which include medical equipment, chimney brushes, and a life jacket station (available between the months of May through September). 

     

    The operation of our fire district largely relies on our volunteer members.   Our members work within the district and/or may live outside of the district (known as an out of district volunteer ODV).   These members are willing to go through a training program, provided by the district, in order to become a member of the Jefferson Fire District.  

     

    Anyone interested in volunteering, contact the fire district office@ 541-327-2822 or email Chelsea @ cchavez@jeffersonfire.org.

    MORE ABOUT US

  • As a body, the board of directors has a great deal of responsibility. The board of directors sets the direction, mission, tone and strategic vision for an organization, all of which must be done in keeping with the board’s fiduciary duties of obedience, care, and loyalty.  The Jefferson Rural Fire Protection District Board of Directors meet monthly on the Third Tuesday of the month. The meetings begin at 5:30 p.m. and are held at the Jefferson station which is located at 189 N. Main St. These meetings are open to the public with a time set aside for visitor input. Notices of these meetings are posted at the Jefferson, Millersburg, and Talbot stations.

    BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    Renee Gonzalez
    Exp. 6/30/2025

    Kristin Knutson

    Exp. 6/30/2027

    David Jones
    Exp. 6/30/2027

    Open

    Position 4

    Dewey Robbins

    Exp. 6/30/2027

  • The Budget Committee's principal responsibility is to develop a concurrent resolution on the budget to serve as the framework for the Jefferson Fire District's actions on spending, revenue, and debt-limit guidance.

    APPOINTED BUDGET COMMITTEE

    Edna Campau

    2023/2024

    Roger Frank

    2023/2024

    Frank Ball

    2023/2024

    Garyl Trefethen​

    2023/2024

  • ISO Rating

    As of May 2019, Jefferson Fire District is rated a 04 shown below in the gray or 10 everything in white, inside the green boundary line.  Each Insurance company independently determines the premiums it charges its policyholders.

Levi Eckhardt

Levi Eckhardt

Fire Chief

Louis Gisler

Louis Gisler

Division Chief/EMT

Tammy Robbins

Tammy Robbins

Administrative Assistant/EMR

Rebecca Mangrum

Rebecca Mangrum

Office Support/Firefighter/EMT

Stephanie McClung

Stephanie McClung

EMS Program Manager/Engineer/Paramedic

Paul McCallum

Paul McCallum

Firefighter/Paramedic

Shannon Larsen

Shannon Larsen

Firefighter/Paramedic

Chelsea Chavez

Chelsea Chavez

Recruitment and Retention Coordinator, Engineer EMT

Scott Decker

Scott Decker

Captain/EMR

Antoni Halvardson

Antoni Halvardson

Lieutenant/EMT Millersburg Station

Samuel Aithwaite

Samuel Aithwaite

Resident/Firefighter

Tyler Arreguin

Tyler Arreguin

Firefighter/EMR

Cameron Robertson

Cameron Robertson

Firefighter

James Clark

James Clark

Engineer/Paramedic

Bill Johnson

Bill Johnson

Engineer/EMT
Acting Duty Officer

Michael Garman

Michael Garman

Firefighter

Jake Harmon

Jake Harmon

Firefighter/EMT

Alyssa Taylor

Alyssa Taylor

Firefighter/EMR

Dalton Keifer

Dalton Keifer

Firefighter/EMR

Evan McCullough

Evan McCullough

Firefighter/EMT

Brandon Names

Brandon Names

Firefighter/Paramedic

Samatha O'Leary

Samatha O'Leary

Firefighter/EMR

Kailey Sousa

Kailey Sousa

Firefighter/EMT

Jennifer Stanislaw

Jennifer Stanislaw

Firefighter/Paramedic

Angel Torres

Angel Torres

Engineer/EMT

Darin Colgan

Darin Colgan

Firefighter/EMR

Misty Kastle

Misty Kastle

Firefighter/EMT

Eric Pineda

Eric Pineda

Firefighter/EMT

Alexis Williams

Alexis Williams

Firefighter/EMT

Aileen Bono

Aileen Bono

Paramedic

Lindsey Hartford

Lindsey Hartford

EMT

Jay Hinderks

Jay Hinderks

Paramedic

Makenzie Hofmann

Makenzie Hofmann

Parmedic

Jeffrey Holland

Jeffrey Holland

Paramedic

Erik  Peterson

Erik  Peterson

EMT

Scott Shepherd

Scott Shepherd

Paramedic

Megan Sonne

Megan Sonne

EMT

Tim Verdun

Tim Verdun

Paramedic

Dustin Ross

Dustin Ross

Firefighter EMR

Jake Mellander

Jake Mellander

Paramedic

Kristin Jackson

Kristin Jackson

Paramedic

Daniel Fiedler

Daniel Fiedler

Recuit

Haley Swift

Haley Swift

Recuit

Adam Taylor

Adam Taylor

Recuit

OUR TEAM

As a department, we are currently staffed with a part time Fire Chief, Full time Assistant Chief, Training Chief, EMS program manager, and an Administrative Assistant. Our Captains have a tremendous responsibility in not only directing our firefighters during emergency response, but to also assist with the administrative and personnel functions of the fire district. Our Lieutenants are the first line of management for our firefighters but also hold the responsibility of fire ground management. All of our Engineers and Firefighters are well trained and committed to excellence. Our Engineers are the drivers of our fire apparatus and manage the fire pump and water needs while our line firefighters manage the initial fire attack and fire ground operations including suppression and emergency medical services.  Our firefighters also work the ambulance part time. Our Medics respond to 911 calls for emergency medical assistance, such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or bandaging a wound. Assess a patient's condition and determine a course of treatment. Provide first-aid treatment or life support care to sick or injured patients and transport patients safely in an ambulance.

Our Support Team

Our Support Team provide an invaluable resource to our firefighters and community. They assist with providing much needed resources to our crews on incidents and support all of the other fire department functions that are community facing.

Ryan Campbell

Judy Cellerini

Becky Decker

 Fanny Etzel

Bernice Garman

Kathy Gisler

Deb Keehn

Kelly Sullivan

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