Rural/ Metro Fire Department employs more than 70 people in Josephine County. These highly trained first responders, equipment experts, and administrative staff work for one goal, protecting your safety.

Services provided by Rural/ Metro Fire Department include:

  • Fire Fighting
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Specialized Rescue (Swift Water, High Angle, Vehicle Extrication)
  • Home & Business Safety Surveys
  • Public Education
  • Event Standby's


In addition to fighting fires a large number Rural/ Metro firefighters are certified Paramedics or Emergency Medical Technicians, prepared to respond to your medical emergency. In fact, more than 70% of the calls we receive are medical related, not fire related.