Dayton Fire District

The Dayton Fire District (DFD) provides fire protection and emergency services to more than 5000 people within an 80 square mile service area.

The Full-range of services include;  Fire Suppression, Fire Protection and Emergency Services.

There are 40 active members with dedicated volunteers making up the mainstay of the force.  All volunteers are carefully and regularly trained in the latest techniques to keep our community safe.  Last year we responded to approximately 425  emergency calls.

Fire Chief Bret Putman is a 30 year veteran of the force.  Assistant Fire Chief, Larry Finnicum is a 25 year veteran with fire and rescue experience.

The main Fire Station is located on Ferry Street in the center of town. There are two sub-stations as well, servicing Grand Island and Hopewell.

The Dayton Fire fleet consists of more than a dozen vehicles including five Class A Pumpers, two 1600 gallon Water Tenders, one 3,000 gallon Water Tender, one Emergency Medical Rescue Vehicle and two Brush Trucks, one air Truck and a Command Vehicle.


To become a volunteer firefighter, you will need more than just a desire to help your community.  You will need courage, dedication and a willingness to learn new skills and challenges.  If you think you qualify for this kind of challenge, applications can be obtained at the Fire Department Office or at Dayton City Hall.

REQUIREMENTS:  If you are at least 18 years old and willing to serve your fellow citizens as a firefighter or emergency medical provider, the Dayton Fire District is looking for you.

Dayton Fire District Volunteer Application Form

Serving Dayton Since 1898

Dayton Fire District
500 7th Street
PO Box 337
Dayton, OR 97114
(503) 864-3558


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