On behalf of the dedicated members of Medford Fire-Rescue, we would like to welcome you to our website. We encourage you to visit this site often to learn about us, our functions, mission, plans, and accomplishments. Our mission is to provide high-quality emergency preparation, prevention, and response to the citizens of the City of Medford and Medford Rural Fire Protection District 2. Our hope is that each interaction with your fire department will be positive. We take our mission very seriously, so the ongoing development and maintenance of this site is geared towards providing you with general department information, as well as important life safety tips, fire and personal injury prevention education, and disaster preparation guidelines.
If you have any ideas, questions, comments, or concerns, please don't hesitate to call us at
(541) 774-2300, or drop by our administrative office in the Lausmann Annex at 200 South Ivy Street, Room #180, Medford, Oregon 97501.
Fire Chief Brian Fish has been with Medford Fire-Rescue for more than 30 years. He started as a volunteer with a neighboring fire agency in 1986, and then was hired by Medford as a firefighter in 1989. In 1995, he was promoted to Fire Captain and then to Battalion Chief of Training in 1997. Chief Fish was a line Battalion Chief from 2007 to March of 2014, at which time he was promoted to Deputy Chief of Operations. Soon after, he was promoted in August of 2014 to Fire Chief.
Chief Fish has an Associate's Degree in Fire Science and a Bachelor's in Fire Administration. He is a Fire Officer IV and has completed the National Fire Academy's Executive Fire Officer Program.