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Contact Information

Physical Address (Map)
Rural Metro Fire Department
807 NE 6th St
Grants Pass, OR 97526
Mailing Address
Rural Metro Fire Department
807 NE 6th St
Grants Pass, OR 97526
Phone: (541) 474-1218
Dial 911 for Emergencies!

Volunteer Opportunities

Rural Metro Fire Department is not accepting volunteer applications at this time.

Mission Statement

Situated in the heart of Southern Oregon’s Rogue River Valley, Rural/Metro Fire Department provides fire protection, rescue and first responder medical services to approximately 250 square miles in Josephine County. Rural Metro’s member subscribers are primarily rural residential. With a combination of seven fully staffed and satellite stations, and a staff of over 70 talented and dedicated individuals, Rural Metro Fire Department responds to nearly 2000 calls for service each year in Josephine County. Rural Metro Fire Department is the only private community fire protection provider that is part of the Rogue Valley Fire Chiefs Association's Mutual & Automatic Aid Agreement, having met the high standards required by the fire chiefs of all public fire agencies within Josephine and Jackson County. This gives Rural/Metro member subscribers access to additional highly skilled fire service personnel and fire equipment from throughout Southern Oregon. All of our firefighters meet the NFPA standards and are certified through Oregon's Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST). At Rural Metro our vision is to maintain the highest level of community trust as Josephine County’s premiere Fire & Rescue service provider, through proficiency, reliability and inspirational leadership, which is recognized and undisputed by our customers and partners. We are local professionals committed to providing the highest level of life safety and property conservation through education, prevention and response to all those who live in, work in and visit Josephine County.

Fire Department Statistics

Department Type: Mostly Career
Number of Stations: 7
Firefighting Personnel
Full-Time Paid Firefighters: 22
Part-Time Paid Firefighters: 37
Volunteer Firefighters: 0
Non-Firefighting Support Personnel
Non-Firefighting Paid Staff: 21
Non-Firefighting Volunteers: 0

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