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DESIGN OF EXISTING FIRE DEPARTMENTS IN JOSEPHINE COUNTY
Brochure 6B of 16 in Rural Fire Protection Brochure Series
Tax Rates/Tax Rate Equivalents
Career, Volunteer, & Paid Per Call Firefighters
Delivery of Fire Protection Service by Rural Fire Protection Districts (RFPDs), City of Grants Pass, & Private Fire Departments1
Josephine County has one city fire department (Grants Pass), four RFPDs, and three private fire departments.
The Applegate RFPD is a special case as most of the district is located in neighboring Jackson County. The $40,674,255 is the assessed value of the district in Josephine County.
Applegate RFPD: ISO Class 6/9
Illinois Valley RFPD: ISO Class 7/10
Williams RFPD: ISO 7/10
Wolf Creek RFPD: 7/10
Grants Pass Fire Rescue: ISO Class 3
Inland Fire Protection Agency: ISO Class 10/9
Grants Pass Rural Fire Department: ISO Class 10
Want more information? Contact a member of the Exploratory Committee.7RFPD Exploratory Committees Mission
MissionAn independent Rural Fire Protection District (RFPD) Exploratory Committee (Exploratory Committee) to investigate the potential for forming a RFPD in the general Merlin-Hugo region was formed in the fall of 2007.
Big picture ideas for the exploratory effort include the following.
The ultimate goal is a higher level of fire protection service for a lower cost.
The purpose of the Exploratory Committee is to gather information adequate enough to understand the rules/process to form a potential RFPD (i.e., rules, difficulty, pros and cons, levels of service, fees/ assessments, elections, etc.). This includes educational outreach efforts.
The Exploratory Committees purpose is limited to investigating and researching the potential (i.e., merits and liabilities) for forming a RFPD. Other potential actions will be considered and acted upon by other entities after the Exploratory Committees purpose has ended.
The contents of this brochure are expressions of the opinions and beliefs of those that contribute based on their thoughts and experiences and are not presented for any other purpose.
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Edited by Exploratory Committeehttp://www.jeffnet.org/~hugo/existing1.htm
1. Fire department information downloaded April 12, 2008 from Fire Departments Net: http://www.firedepartments.net/county/OR/Josephine-County.html.
2. Grants Pass Daily Courier. April 1, 2008. IV fire levy would ensure help all day. Opinion. Grants Pass, OR. (Proposed five-year levy of $1.68 per $1,000 for upgraded service to provide 24-hour-a-day coverage.)3. Walker, Mike, Member of Exploratory Committee, interviewed Laurel Sampson, Assistant City Manager, City of Grants Pass, Oregon. April 29, 2008. Sampson comments: Tax rate for Grants Pass Fire Rescue not available.
4. ISO Class 4/10: Class 4 within 1,000' of a hydrant; ISO 6/9 within 5 miles of a fire station; ISO 10 outside of 5 miles.
5. Turnbull, Phil , Fire Chief, Rural/Metro Fire Department. May 6, 2008. Email to Exploratory Committee, Josephine County, OR.6. Josephine County Fire Protection Committee. 2008. JO CO Files. 2005 Appendices 1- 7. Grants Pass, OR.
7. More information is provided in the Exploratory Committees educational outreach program of 16 brochures.
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