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About the District

The Southwestern Polk County Rural Fire Protection District provides rescue services to the rural communities of Polk County, Oregon.

The District was formed in 1947 “to provide more adequate protection for rural residents, their homes, and crops.” Additionally, the District was formed to have the immediate effect of reducing insurance premiums on all property within the boundaries of the District. 

Over the years, the response type of the District has moved from fires to medical and rescue calls. Call volume has steadily increased for the District.