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About Us

The Umatilla Rural Fire Protection District (URFPD) is a combination all-hazard fire department that provides 24/7 staffing with nine paid employees – the Fire Chief, our full-time paid administrator, district clerk, and seven line firefighter/EMTs. The members of the Umatilla RFPD respond to, on average, over 700 calls for emergency services each year.

Please note that the URFPD is considered a special district and therefore is not part of the city of Umatilla . With that in mind, our 20 square miles of coverage includes both city and county locations. Our district goes west to the Umatilla county line, south to Bensel Road, to the eastern edge of the Wanaket Wildlife refuge, and of course north to the Columbia River.