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Oregon Fire Department Types

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) definition of department type is as follows:

Department Type Definition
Career All firefighters are career / paid firefighters
Mostly Career More than half of the firefighters are career / paid firefighters
Mostly Volunteer More than half of the firefighters are volunteer / un-paid firefighters
Volunteer All of the firefighters are volunteer / un-paid firefighters

The information below is based solely upon fire departments that have registered with the National Fire Service Registry. If you have not registered your fire department, please do so, it is free and contributes to a complete picture of the fire services. Check out some Quick Facts from the registry.

Department Type

NOTE: In the USFA National Fire Service Registry data for Oregon there is 1 department NOT classified, and so NOT included in these statistics. Departments should register as Career, Mostly Career, Volunteer or Mostly Volunteer but we do not have it for this 1 department .

Departments Types of Oregon

Percentages are intentionally rounded for simplicity not precision, so please use them as insights only.

County Career Mostly Career Mostly Volunteer Volunteer Total
Baker 10% 90% 10
Benton 20% 40% 40% 5
Clackamas 18% 9% 73% 11
Clatsop 8% 50% 42% 12
Columbia 100% 5
Coos 50% 50% 14
Crook 100% 1
Curry 10% 90% 10
Deschutes 25% 12% 50% 12% 8
Douglas 4% 8% 16% 72% 25
Gilliam 100% 3
Grant 100% 6
Harney 50% 50% 2
Hood River 75% 25% 8
Jackson 20% 47% 33% 15
Jefferson 67% 33% 3
Josephine 17% 50% 33% 6
Klamath 13% 40% 47% 15
Lake 20% 80% 5
Lane 9% 65% 26% 23
Lincoln 12% 75% 12% 8
Linn 10% 90% 10
Malheur 33% 67% 6
Marion 5% 70% 25% 20
Morrow 25% 75% 4
Multnomah 50% 33% 17% 6
Polk 75% 25% 4
Sherman 100% 4
Tillamook 57% 43% 7
Umatilla 8% 17% 50% 25% 12
Union 29% 71% 7
Wallowa 100% 4
Wasco 14% 86% 7
Washington 29% 71% 7
Wheeler 100% 4
Yamhill 64% 36% 11

Firefighter / Personnel Numbers of Oregon

Here the personnel numbers by county for volunteer and career agencies within Oregon.

Looking for NFIRS FDIDs?

Here are the fire department identifiers (FDIDs) for agencies within Oregon. NFIRS FDIDs are required for submitting NFIRS reports with mutual aid or automatic aid with those departments.

Need more NFIRS help?

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NFIRS Codes Cheat SheetNFIRS CodingNFIRS ExamplesFDIDsPOCsNFIRS TransactionsNFIRS ModulesNFIRS ElementsNFIRS RulesNFIRS ReferenceNFIRS Compliant ?

You can also read this NFIRS 5.0 Complete Reference Guide, and NFIRS 5.0 Design documentation in order to have a deeper understanding of NFIRS 5.0. Here are also NFIRS 5.0 Forms ready for you to download and use.

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Last Updated on June 27, 2023