Volunteer Fire Department


Reedsport Volunteer Fire Department

Reedsport Volunteer Fire Department was Established 1929 with the mission of being dedicated to the preservation of life, property, and the environment.  We will provide prompt and professional services to our community and to all visitors. As a team, we will strive to minimize losses and personal suffering through fire suppression tactics, rescue, training, fire prevention and public information. 


The Reedsport Volunteer Fire Department proudly protects 4,280 people who live in an area of 5 square miles.  Located on the Oregon Coast at the intersection of US Highway 101 and State Highway 38, we respond to a wide array of emergency incidents and are part of an extensive mutual/automatic aid system. 

The Reedsport Volunteer Fire Department is led into action by Chief Tom Anderson who has served the department for more than 50 years.  Our department operates out of two stations with 40 volunteers specializing in fire fighting, rescue, hazardous materials incidents, special assignments, mutual aid calls and fire prevention. 


Smoke Alarm Program


The Reedsport Volunteer Fire Department and the American Red Cross offer free smoke alarms to all residents of the City of Reedsport and any contract districts in which the Reedsport Volunteer Fire Department provides fire protection services. This includes parts of Lower Smith River, Dean Creek and Loon Lake.  If the Reedsport Volunteer Fire Department would respond to your home, you are eligible for free smoke alarms. 

If you need a smoke alarm please complete the request form and one of our firefighters will contact you.

The Reedsport Volunteer Fire Department would like to remind everyone to make sure that they have at least one working smoke alarm on each floor of their residence and to know and practice how to exit your home in case of an emergency. Also, identify a meeting place so you know that all of your family is safe.