Formed in 1952, Douglas County Fire District No.2 serves a predominantly urban and rural area of Douglas County in Southern Oregon. The District service area includes the communities of Dixonville, Green, Melrose, Winchester, Wilbur, Garden Valley, Umpqua and Calapooia; and unincorporated areas of the city of Roseburg.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The District is governed by an elected Board of Directors that meets once a month at the Garden Valley Fire Station located at 6000 Garden Valley Road.
|Paul Jackson||Pat Treece||Lupe Preciado-McAlister|
|Rich Raynor||John Markovich|
The District protects over 37,000 citizens within 95 square miles Fire District service area.
The Public Protection Classification awarded to the District by ISO is as follows:
|Class 3||For structures within 1000′ of a hydrant|
|Class 5||For structures over 1000′ of a hydrant, but within 5 road miles of a district fire station|
|Class 10W||For structures between 5 and 7 road miles from a district fire station|
|Class 10||For structures over 7 road miles from a district fire station|
Seven fire stations are strategically located throughout the district.
Total Personnel: 61
|36 Career Firefighter / Paramedics||4 Administrative Staff|
|20 Volunteer Firefighter / Interns||1 Support Staff|
MAJOR EQUIPMENT IN SERVICE
Total Apparatus: 36
|7 Structural Engines||7 Brush Engines||3 Incident Command Units|
|3 Ambulances (ALS)||5 Water Tenders||2 Support Units|
|1 Technical Rescue Unit||1 Air Unit||1 Tactical Medic Unit|
|1 Ladder Truck||3 Water Rescue Boats||1 Mass Casualty Trailer|
|1 Conflagration Trailer|
2017 INCIDENT RESPONSE
Total Dispatched Incidents: 4957
|Service Call||445||Good Intent||849|
TAXABLE ASSESSED VALUATION
$2,114,751,348 for Fiscal Year 2018/19
ANNUAL OPERATING BUDGET
Total: $11,261,410 for Fiscal Year 2018/19
Materials & Services: $980,356
$3.1651 per $1,000 of Assessed Value
MAJOR DISTRICT PROGRAMS
FIRE PREVENTION SERVICES
Among the stated objectives of the District, the prevention of fires is a primary goal.
Risk Management: Fire prevention refers to measures directed to avoiding the inception of fire. Included among these are activities dedicated to provide required fire safety features in buildings and the necessary fire protection infrastructure to safeguard the community; regulatory activities that identify and eliminate conditions hazardous to life, property or public welfare; educational programs dedicated to promote personal and public awareness to reduce losses and injuries whether it is during a fire, or even at the poolside; and investigations dedicated to establish the cause, origin and circumstances of fires and explosions.
Annexation: Annexation is the ongoing process by which properties are incorporated into the protective boundary of the District for fire protection. Fire protection costs can be determined by knowing the value of your home/property and multiplying the District’s current tax rate $3.16 per $1,000 of assessed value.
As an example, the fire protection cost in taxes of a home with a $100,000 assessed value would be: $3.16 x 100 = $316.00.
Lands paying forest patrol assessments will be exempt from the District’s levy unless those lands include structures in which case up to five acres may be included in the District levy (ORS 478.010). Forest lands will continue to be assessed forest patrol assessments.
FIRE & RESCUE SERVICES
Approximately 65 years ago when Douglas County Fire District No.2 was first formed, the primary mission of our department was to prevent and combat fires. Today, actual fire fighting accounts for a much smaller percentage of the total emergency calls we receive each year. In fact, over 80 percent of all calls we respond to are emergency medical calls, which involve anything from minor traffic accidents, to heart attacks, or even major rescue operations where people are trapped.
The District’s capabilities have grown in response to the population and diverse needs of the citizens we serve. With numerous specialized units and highly trained fire fighters the District is capable of responding to a variety of emergency situations from the smallest animal rescue to a major structure fire or a complex technical rescue.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES
Along with advanced life support and ambulance transport the District offers to its citizens the opportunity to join FIREMED to assist them in keeping ambulance costs under control.
FIREMED: FIREMED is an ambulance membership program for those residents of Douglas County who reside within an ambulance services area. FIREMED members receive emergency ambulance care and transportation. In cooperation with other agencies, FIREMED membership is honored in most of Oregon. The $65 annual fee per household covers the balance of the cost of ambulance service not covered by the patient’s insurance. For example, if the cost of an ambulance trip is $1,500 and the patient’s insurance covers $600, FIREMED covers the balance if the patient is a FIREMED member. The membership covers all persons who reside in the same single occupancy non-commercial residence, or a household member living in substitute care (nursing care or foster care home) within Fire District No.2 service area. Anyone who joins a household after enrollment can be included under the membership from the date the member notifies the FIREMED Office.
Administration personnel provides among other services District governance, financial accounting, budgeting, reporting services, treasury and investment management, risk management strategic forecasting, and records searches for fire and medical incident reports.