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About Bend Fire & EMS

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Bend Fire Department, along with its counterpart Deschutes County Rural Fire Protection District #2, is the largest fire department in Central Oregon. Covering a large majority of Deschutes County with fire and medical coverage, the department responds to over 10,800 calls for service annually.


Protecting lives and supporting our community with compassion, professionalism, and teamwork.


Honorable in our conduct ~ Loyal to our mission ~ Trusted by our community


It is expected that we will risk our safety to save the life of a fellow human being.

With calculated safety precautions, we may risk our safety to protect savable property.

We will not risk our safety for life or property that is clearly lost.


Resilience ~ Integrity ~ Compassion ~ Respect ~ Optimism ~ Humility


Deschutes County Rural Fire Protection District #2

Bend Fire History

Studies and more detailed information about the department, funding and staffing:
*These are large files please be patient as they make a minute or two to open. 

*Public Safety Funding Committee Report
[PDF 17MB]

*Deployment Plan 2011-2013
[PDF 54MB]