Pleasant Hill Goshen Fire & Rescue is considered a Fire Authority which simply means an entity that was created under ORS 190 as a contract between two existing Fire Districts. Our Fire Authority was formed in partnership between Pleasant Hill Rural Fire Protection District and Goshen Rural Fire Protection District. These two Fire Districts still govern the Fire Authority and collect tax that funds the Fire Authority collectively which creates additional resources that didn’t exist before the partnership. This allows Goshen, Pleasant Hill, and Jasper to have fast responses with all resources 24/7.
Our briefings and headquarters are all at the Goshen Station. We do routine checks at the other two locations and run trainings at Pleasant Hill, but we don’t stay at the Jasper or Pleasant Hill station during a shift. We do have residents in proximity of the Jasper station able to jump on a rig and assist on calls when needed. On hot days those two stations can get up to 85*-90* inside and are in need of major updating.
Currently we have one on duty crew each day 24 hours a day. The crew is supervised by a career on duty fire officer and moves around the service area as needed. The crew operates out of the Goshen Fire Station which is the only station that has full quarters for them including dorm rooms and facilities.
Our typical on duty staffing for the day is 4-6 personnel. We have an established minimum of 3 on duty plus an on-call Chief as a bare minimum year around. Others may respond to the stations or on call backs outside this staffing.
Pleasant Hill Goshen Fire & Rescue maintains a roster of about 35-40 volunteers. We have a total staff of 4 emergency response personnel and 10 total Board Members.
In 2022, Pleasant Hill Goshen Fire response to 1153 calls for service. This was after a slow down due to COVID closures. We see typically an 8% call volume growth per year.
When we are called to an accident and provide services to assist with injuries, traffic control, or using equipment to extract trapped victims, that will result in an aid service charge. We send the bill to all parties involved in the crash and the insurance company decides who is at fault and what company will pay the bill. We suggest sending the bill to your insurance company once you receive it.
For more information about how to volunteer, the requirements and demands as well as what to expect; click this link and visit our Volunteer Recruitment Page.
We do NOT fill swimming pools any longer. This practice was discontinued in 2013. The Fire District has limited water sources and cannot use fire hydrant or private water supplies for this purpose.
Please contact our Administrative Offices at 541-747-3104. We try to make every effort to attend public events as requested but do ask for a month of notice if possible as we may have to assemble an off-duty crew as to not effect our emergency response coverage. We only do events with in our jurisdictional boundaries most commonly. Call for further information.
We love to attend special events and address groups or classes related to our areas of expertise. To coordinate, contact our offices at 541-747-3104. We ask that you give us plenty of notice to coordinate the right person being able to come out.
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Emergency vehicles have a difficult time responding to emergencies when vehicles do not pay attention to us. When you see an emergency vehicle with red/blue lights, please move to the right side of the road and safely stop your vehicle for us to pass. Please avoid stopping on curves or corners with decreased visibility as this makes it hard for us to safely pass.
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Pleasant Hill Goshen Fire & Rescue responds and provides EMS at the Intermediate level 24/7. In addition, we respond to all fires including wildland incidents. We respond and provide for basic shore operations in water rescue incidents along the Willamette River as well as nearby lakes. Our agency is able to provide initial response hazardous materials incidents and carries a supply of basic hazmat mitigation supplies. Outside emergency response, the Fire Authority also provides fire prevention efforts locally as well.
Intermediate Life Support (ILS) is one step below the service level of a full ambulance. With ILS we are able to administer some medications, for example, cardiac drugs as well as insert IVs and give fluids.
We do not transport. Ambulance service for our area typically comes from Eugene Springfield Fire and EMS or South Lane County Fire and Rescue. We provide initial response and ILS care prior to the arrival of the ambulance. Most of our personnel are EMT’s.
A typical ambulance ride for residents and non-residents will cost in excess of about $1800. You might have an additional Aid Service Charge of around $500 if the fire department provided services. Click the provided link to learn more about FireMed insurance near you. www.firemed.org https://www.firemed.us/terms-of-service/
Absolutely. We are happy to have you drop by our Administrative Offices at Station 501 at 85880 1st Street in Goshen. Typically, this is where staff are including possibly the on duty crew.
The Fire Authority does complete fire investigations after fires. Reports from our office is available by contacting our Administrative Offices at 541-747-3104. Additionally, many of our fire investigations are handled in partnership with the Oregon State Fire Marshals Office. Those reports can be requested as follows:
Our fire investigations are handled by the Oregon Deputy State Fire Marshal’s Office.
Lane County’s Deputy Fire Marshal is:
3620 Gateway Street
Springfield, OR 97477-6007
Phone 541-726- 2572
You may contact our Administrative Offices at 541-747-3104. The Fire Chief is responsible for completing these site visits and inspections and will coordinate a time with you to help inspect your project and provide you the necessary letter for Lane County.
The fire department does not inspect wood stoves. We recommend yearly chimney cleanings. New installations of wood stoves require a permit. Go to Lane County’s web page for more information.
For up-to-date information about Smoke Alarms including how to properly test them, where to install them and more, visit our smoke alarm information page by clicking here.
Best practice is to test your smoke detector monthly, and change the batteries at least once a year. If your smoke detector is over 10 years old it needs to be replaced with a new unit. If you hear your smoke detector making a chirping sound, replace the battery as soon as possible.
You should have at least one smoke alarm in every bedroom, and in the hallway outside each bedroom.
A multi-purpose (ABC) fire extinguisher is best for the home. Look for the rating to be at least 2A-10B-C on the label. This extinguisher can be used on any type of fire commonly found in the home.
We recommended installing an extinguisher in the kitchen, in the garage, and even having one in your vehicles in case of a vehicle fire or you witness a fire on the side of the road.
If the extinguisher has a metal valve assembly, it can be recharged. You may find a company to do that by looking in the Yellow Pages under Fire Extinguishers. Compare the price of recharging with the purchase of a comparable new extinguisher.
If your fire extinguisher has a gauge, then it can be filled. If there is no gauge, then the fire extinguisher is for one-time use only, and is disposable.
If you live in Lane County, you can have your extinguishers filled and serviced at:
- A -1 Fire Protection: (541) 726-7287
- National Fire Fighter Corp: (800) 423-8347
- Industrial Fire & Safety, LLC: 541-510-2610
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