Jackson County Fire District 4 is a combination career-volunteer fire department serving the communities of Shady Cove and Trail since 1956. Our Fire District covers approximately 37 square miles, primarily along the Highway 62 corridor from Highway 234 up to Casey State Park. We also provide service up Highway 227 to milepost 43. We protect approximately 6,600 residents that live within our District boundaries, as well as the thousands that come to visit or pass through our area every year.
Our District is governed by a five-member elected Board of Directors. Our Directors are community volunteers who provide an essential service to the community by serving in these roles.
We provide a variety of emergency response services, with emergency medical care being the most common. We respond to an average of 1,000 emergency calls each year. Medical emergencies, vehicle accidents, water rescues, wildland fires, structure fires – our personnel are trained and prepared to respond to any incident.
We are fortunate to have paramedic-level emergency medical care in our District. Our staff includes 3 captains, 4 firefighters, several active volunteers, a student firefighter program, and a very active Volunteer Support Group. A two-year FEMA grant has allowed us to increase our career staffing and ensure a greater number of emergency responders are available when you need us. Our Student Firefighter Program provides entry-level on-the-job training opportunities in coordination with Rogue Community College for individuals interested in joining the fire service.
I am honored to serve with the men and women of Fire District 4 as your Fire Chief. My role is to work with the Board of Directors to ensure that we deliver a sustainable level of service to you well into the future. Through careful planning, conservative budget practices, and operating within our means we will continue to provide the service and emergency response that you depend on every day.
Stop by our Shady Cove Station and say hello – we are always open!
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