Dexter Rural Fire Protection District proudly protects a population of approximately 2800, and helps provide coverage to the surrounding communites through mutual aid agreements. Currently Dexter Fire provides structure and wildland fire protection, ILS emergency medical services, water rescue, and vehicle extrication and stabilization. The Dexter Fire District includes parts of Oregon Highway 58, the Willamette River, Union Pacific Railroad, and 2 large lakes; Dexter and Lookout Point. Dexter Fire houses a number of fire and rescue apparatus at our single fire station, station #21. Station 21 houses 2 "command" vehicles, 2 fire (pumper) engines,, 1 EMS Squad, and 1 water tender.
With the combination of both career and volunteer staff, Dexter Fire strives to provide 24 hour coverage, 7 days a week. Dexter Fire employs a full time Fire Chief/EMT-Intermediate, a part time Office Administrator. a part time Captain/Paramedic and 3 fulltime Engineer/EMTs. Career staff work a rotating 48/96 hour shift living inside of the fire station during their shift. This allows the community a dedicated Fire and EMS response no matter the time. The Fire District relies on our dedicated volunteer/reserve firefighters who live both in and out of district. Resident volunteers, or "sleepers", are volunteers that have a primary residence at the fire station in exchange for providing emergency services when not at school or work. Dexter Fire currently has 2 sleepers on a rotating 24/48 hour shift schedule. Sleepers are allowed to leave during their shift for work, and encouraged to attend school. Dexter Fire is always looking for ways to improve our capaibilities and we are always looking for people to fill positions of resident and in or out of district volunteers/reserves.