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JEFFERSON FIRE DISTRICT

  • 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. Other services provided by our fire district include fire suppression, emergency medical services with ambulance transportation, water rescue, hazardous materials response, fire prevention, fire safety education, and health education on injury and illness prevention.

    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.

    Who We Are

  • 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 6:00 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

    Becky McKibben

    Exp. 6/30/2023

    David Jones
    Exp. 6/30/2023

    Lisa Hoefer
    Exp. 6/30/2025

    William Linhart
    Exp. 6/30/2023

  • 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

    Eileen Vetter

    Exp. 6/30/2023

    Roger Frank

    Exp. 6/30/2023

    Vince Cellerini

    Exp. 6/30/2024

    Ray Edwards

    Exp. 6/30/2024

Our Staff

As a department, we are currently staffed with a part time Fire Chief, Full time Assistant Chief, Training Chief, EMS program manager, Administrative Assistant,

Levi Eckhardt

Fire Chief

Levi Eckhardt

Louis Gisler

Division Chief/EMT

Louis Gisler

Tammy Robbins

Administrative Assistant/EMR

Tammy Robbins

Rebecca Mangrum

Office Support/Firefighter/EMT

Rebecca Mangrum

Stephanie McClung

EMS Program Manager/Engineer/Paramedic

Stephanie McClung

Paul McCallum

Firefighter/Paramedic

Paul McCallum

Shannon Larsen

Firefighter/Paramedic

Shannon Larsen

Chelsea Chavez

Recruitment and Retention Coordinator, Engineer EMT

Chelsea Chavez

Scott Decker

Captain/EMR

Scott Decker

Antoni Halvardson

Lieutenant/EMT Millersburg Station

Antoni Halvardson

Samuel Aithwaite

Resident/Firefighter

Samuel Aithwaite

Tyler Arreguin

Firefighter/EMR

Tyler Arreguin
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