Klamath County Fire District 1 is the largest fire district in Klamath County. We employ 75 full-time staff which make up 3 divisions comprising of Administrative Services, Operations and Fire Prevention. Our department has 63 line staff with three Battalion Chiefs who oversee day to day operations. Klamath County Fire District 1 is considered a Rural Fire Protection Special District under Oregon Revised Statute Chapter 478. Because of this designation, Fire District 1 is a standalone entity and is not part of the City of Klamath Falls or Klamath County Government. Fire District 1 is solely responsible for all the Administration of the personnel.
This division includes responsibilities such as payroll, benefits, human resources and ambulance billing. In addition, the Fire District must oversee its own budget, provide Information Technology support for the six fire stations, and maintain and track all required training for the personnel.
Chief Davis began his fire service career in 1996 with the United States Air Force. After four years as an Air Force firefighter he served in multiple positions with Kingsley Field Fire Department, the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal and most recently with Brighton Fire Rescue District in Colorado. He joined Klamath County Fire District No. 1 April 1, 2020.