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.
Klamath County Fire District 1 is here to serve you and your family. We take great pride in being a critical service provider in this community. We respond to emergencies with highly skilled and trained personnel who are equipped with the latest technology in emergency medical equipment.
Our department continues to seek out advancements in technology, while building a stronger, more prepared team as we continue to put a greater emphasis into training and education. We understand the importance of fire prevention, and the impact of fire within our community. We encourage you to contact us directly if you have questions about the risks associated with fire and need assistance in making a greater effort to reduce your risk.
Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to make a positive impact. The people of this community make this a great place to serve.