FIRE DISTRICT 5
General District Information
Fire District 5 operates from three stations, staffed 24-hours a day with paid Firefighter/EMT's. Headquarters Station #1, located at 5811 South Pacific Highway in Phoenix, Oregon, houses all administrative staff as well as emergency response personnel. Station #2 is located at 40 Neil Creek Road in Ashland, just off Highway 66, and Station #3 is at 116 W. Second Street in downtown Phoenix.
Station tours are available weekdays between
8:00 am and 5:00 pm, just drop by and bring the kids!
For group, weekend or evening tours,
phone ahead and we will be happy to arrange a time.
Fire District 5 employs twenty-four paid Firefighters / Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT's), all of whom work 24-hour shifts. Forty Volunteer and Student Firefighters supplement the staffing day and night at both stations. In addition, there are four administrative personnel: Fire Chief, Division Chief/Training Officer, Business Manager and Staff Assistant.
In 2013, the District responded to 2,381 emergency calls, categorized as follows:
Motor Vehicle Accidents: 149
Vehicle Fires: 26
Structure Fires: 47
Grass/Brush Fires: 33
Illegal Outdoor Burning/Smoke Investigations: 122
Public Assists: 209
Hazardous Conditions / Spills: 33
Good Intent/False Alarms: 483
In Southern Jackson County, Oregon, Fire District 5 responds to the Cities of Talent and Phoenix, as well as unincorporated areas outside Ashland, Talent and Phoenix - about 115 square miles with an estimated population of 25,000 people.