The Medford Fire Department is here to help you get the resources you need to stay safe. We handle fire inspections and permits, fire investigation, hazardous materials planning, and more.

We make sure homes, public events, and buildings and structures in our community are safe. We do all we can to prevent harm to our community, but when emergencies arise, we are here to help.


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We're here to serve you. So it's important that you know who your fire department leaders are. Our leadership works hard to serve the community. Each of them brings unique experience to their role.

Learn more about the fire department leaders who work hard to serve you everyday.

Fire Department Leadership

The Fire and Life Safety Division performs a variety of tasks that promote public safety, including:

  • Issue permits for activities such as open burning, public events, and firework displays.
  • Investigate the origin and cause of fires.
  • Perform safety inspections of commercial buildings and other structures.
  • Help landowners and community members reduce wildfire risks.
  • Review construction plans for fire protection systems.
  • Review land development plans to insure there is sufficient access and water supply in case of a fire.

Fire and Life Safety Division

The Emergency Management Division serves the city’s preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation needs by coordinating information and resources between city departments, partner agencies, volunteer organizations, and the community.

Emergency Management

Medford Fire Department provides fire protection to the Medford Rural Fire Protection District 2 (MRFPD2) under contractual agreement.  The mutually beneficial relationship for both parties has been in place since 1952.  The current ten-year agreement, for 1.5 million per year is renewable in 2027.

Medford Rural Fire Protection District 2