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EMS Divsion Mission Statement

The mission of the Polk County Fire
District No.1 EMS Division is to
provide professional and progressive
emergency medical services to
residents and visitors within our

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EMS Division Goals

  • To provide our customers with consistent and progressive emergency medical care

  • To provide consistent and advanced training for all of Polk County Fire District No.1 EMS providers’

  • To continue to recruit and train EMS providers within our communities to assist with providing these services

  • To provide the EMS providers of Polk County Fire District No.1 with the most modern equipment and current protocols to ensure the highest level of emergency medical care to our customers

  • To maintain compliance with District, Local, State and Federal guidelines and recommendations

  • To offer public health education for our community members

  • To participate in Local, State and Federal EMS committees to promote change in the EMS field

Polk County Fire District No. 1 is a combination career/volunteer Fire District consisting of the Central Station in Independence and 3 rural stations located in the communities of Airlie, Buena Vista and Pedee.

The District’s ASA (Ambulance Service Area) covers approximately 206 square miles, serving a population of over 25,000 people in southeast Polk County and western Marion County. The cities of Monmouth (Pop. 9, 565) and Independence (Pop. 8,030), along with the transient population of Western Oregon University students, create the heart of the District, along with the communities of Buena Vista, Suver, Airlie and Pedee forming the rural areas.

We equip three (3) ALS ambulances and an ALS Engine and operate with nine (9) career Firefighter/Paramedics, nine (9) Resident Volunteers and approximately eighteen (18) volunteer Emergency Medical personnel.

In 2012, Polk County Fire District No. 1 responded to 1,562 calls for medical aid.

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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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