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Phone: 503.838.1510

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Email: info@polkno1.org

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The men and women of Polk County Fire District No.1 would like to thank you for viewing the District’s web-page. The purpose of the web-page is to provide information about the District; its staff and members; and the services we provide. In addition, the web-page is also designed to serve as a source for the public to find injury and fire safety prevention information, on how to become a Volunteer or Resident Intern, employment opportunities, District calendar of events and important resource links. We hope you enjoy the information that is provided and will continue to utilize the District’s web-page for your future needs.


Polk County Fire District No.1 was originally named Southeast Polk Rural Fire Protection District, which was established in 1947, and included the communities of Airlie, Buena Vista and Suver. Then in 1985, the District annexed Fire Departments from the cities of Independence and Monmouth.
As a result of this annexation, Southeast Polk Rural Fire Protection District
was then renamed to Polk County Fire District No.1. In 1992, the fire district annexed Pedee Rural Fire Protection District.



Today, Polk County Fire District No.1 is a combination Career and Volunteer Fire District of four fire stations covering 185 square miles servicing a population of approximately 25,500 people in Southeast Polk County and Western Marion County. The cities of Monmouth (Pop. 9,565) and Independence (Pop. 8,030) continue to form the heart of the District, with the communities of Buena Vista, Suver, Airlie, and Pedee forming the rural areas.

The Fire District is a full-service community delivery system providing fire suppression, prevention & education, fire investigations, structural plans review and inspections, Fire/EMS training, advanced life-support ambulance, surface water rescue, honor guard, Boy Scouts Explorer program, support, and other specialized services. Polk County Fire District No.1 is made up of six
staff positions, three shift Captains/Paramedics, six shift Firefighter/Paramedics, nine Resident Volunteers and seventy four Volunteer members (Fire/EMS/Support/Explorers).

During 2012, the District answered 1,839 calls for service including 1,425 medical/rescue calls, 137 Service Calls, 40 fires, 40 hazardous condition, 142 good intent calls, 53 false alarms, and two special incident calls.

Central Fire Station 90

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Airlie Fire Station 80

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Buena Vista Fire Station 40

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Pedee Fire Station 70

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More Resources

Polk 1 Firefighters Association
International Association of Firefighters - Local 4196
Emergency Reporting - Members Only Login
Job Announcements for the Polk County Fire District
Common Voices - www.fireadvocates.org

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