What is now Jacksonville's fire station was built in the 1950s on the site of an old Chinese building. It served as the City Administrative Offices for 40 years until the offices moved to another location two blocks away.
Organized in 1883, Jacksonville's original volunteer fire department, Engine Company #1, responded to the call of the Jacksonville Fire Hall bell well into the 1950s. Eventually, it was re-organized into a professional department with full-time fire fighters, interns and volunteers who continue their mission of protecting the lives and properties of the town's 2,850 residents.
The Jacksonville Fire Department is currently accepting applications for volunteer positions (PDF). Complete the application for volunteers and interns (PDF) and return to:
Jacksonville Fire Department
P.O. Box 7
Jacksonville, OR 97530
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
CERT is made up of volunteers trained in basic disaster response who support our first responders under the direction of the Jacksonville Fire Department by taking an active role within our community during emergencies. The organization also helps educate people about disaster preparedness.
View our photo gallery for images that show how the Fire Department is helping our community.