History of Lebanon Fire District

Lebanon Rural Fire Protection District, also known as Lebanon Fire District, was formed in 1884. In the 1970′s, LFD began operating a basic life support ambulance service. Today we provide advanced life support paramedic ambulances, fire suppression and fire prevention services.

Lebanon Fire District covers 156 square miles and includes the incorporated and unincorporated areas of Lebanon, Waterloo, Sodaville, and Lacomb. Our medical emergency response area covers approximately 450 square miles and includes, in addition to our fire district, the incorporated cities and surrounding areas of Brownsville, Crabtree, and Scio. There are an estimated 10,500 single family residential structures and 750 businesses within the area we serve and protect. The population is estimated at 45,000 people.

To provide emergency fire and medical service to our response area, the District employs twenty-nine(29) emergency services personnel, who are all trained firefighters and also certified as emergency medical technicians and paramedics. The district also employs two and one half (2.5) staff personnel who work in financial and clerical roles. In addition to our career personnel, the District has approximately 40 volunteers operating out of our main station and four other substations located within the district.

The district recently opened two of it’s newest substations.  Cheadle Lake Substation #34 is located on Weirich Drive and is staffed 24/7 by paid and volunteer personnel. Substation #35 is located at Berlin Rd. and Powell Lane and is currently staffed by volunteers.

With the addition of these two stations, the District utilizes 8 engines, 3 water tenders, 1 aerial apparatus, 3 brush units, 1 heavy rescue, 4 ALS medic units, and 5 staff vehicles. We currently respond to approximately 4000 calls for service annually.

It is because of the investment that the taxpayers of Lebanon Fire District have made in the facilities, equipment, and personnel that make our service possible. It is our honor to “Serve and Protect You!”


Lebanon Fire District

1050 W. Oak St.
Lebanon, OR 97355

Phone: 541-451-1901
Fax: 541-451-6101

Business hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

E-mail Address: info@lebanonfire.com

Mission Statement…

Dedicated to Serving and Protecting You!


  • We recognize that each person in the District is a vital member of a family that values honesty, integrity, fairness, respect, and openness.
  • We support continued excellence and safety in all activities performed by the District.

Vision…..We will be:

  • A team whose members are enthusiastic and committed to their service.
  • Trusted and respected as leaders by our community and our peers.
  • Open and effective communicators at all levels.
  • Effective and efficient in delivery of services.
  • Partnered with local resources to the benefit of all involved.
  • Adequately funded to provide the full range of services desired by those we serve.
  • Proactive in safety and education.
  • We will treat our customers with the highest level of courtesy and respect.


Tami Bickett Hot Shot Memorial Scholarship

The Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in July, 1994 by the family and friends of Tami Bickett and the Lebanon Professional Firefighters.  Tami was 25 years old and in her sixth year as a Hot Shot crew member.

On the morning of July 6, 1994, Tami and other firefighters were transported by helicopter to a location near the summit of Storm King Mountain near Glenwood Springs, Colorado.  Their objective was to contain the fire burning on the mountain.  Later that afternoon, unpredictable winds suddenly caused the 50-acre fire to explode to 2,000 acres in a matter of minutes.  In those few precious minutes, Tami Bickett and 13 other Hot shots, Smoke Jumpers, and Heli-tack firefighters perished while trying to escape.

In recognition of the ultimate sacrifice made by Tami Bickett and the 13 other firefighters, this scholarship is awarded to aid students who are pursuing a fire science, emergency medical service, nursing (R.N.), medical, or other allied health degree


Spring 2013 Newsletter