The City of Oakridge is dedicated to providing life saving paramedic and fire services to the citizens of the community. Ensuring that lives, as well as structures, can be saved in an emergency is a critical service that ensures prosperity, growth, and the well being of the general public.
Oakridge Emergency Services Department operates out of a single fire station and is comprised of a Fire Chief, three (3) full time Firefighter/Paramedics, and around 50 volunteers. Oakridge Emergency Services Department provides fire and paramedic services to the citizens of Oakridge, while Westfir Fire Department and Hazeldell Rural Fire District provide fire services to the outlying areas. The United States Forest Service, along with various independent contractors, control fires in the surrounding National Forest.
Burning and heating regulations in Oakridge are administered through Lane Regional Air Protection Agency (LRAPA). Information regarding air quality, backyard burning, and the use of wood stoves can be found at lrapa.org.
Fire Chief job description and application