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Welcome to Medford Fire Department's
Fire and Life Safety Division


Fire Safety Brochures HERE

Click photos for staff biographies.



Interim Fire Marshal Chase Browning

Under the direction of Interim Fire Marshal Chase Browning, the Fire & Life Safety team consists of four Deputy Fire Marshals and one Administrative Assistant. The Division is tasked with preventing fires and promoting fire and life safety through:

  • Fire and life safety compliance inspections in regulated occupancies.
  • Origin and cause fire investigations.
  • Fire and life safety public education.
  • Fire code operational and construction permits/inspections.
  • Plan reviews/inspections of fire protection systems.
  • Land development reviews for code required fire department access and water supply.
The Medford Fire Department maintains exempt jurisdiction status according to the Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office. The jurisdiction's responsibility includes activities within the Medford City limits and Medford Rural Fire Protection District.

JPG Fairrington

DFM Tanner Fairrington, P.E.

JPG Metheny

DFM Samantha Metheney

JPG Parks

DFM Steve Parks

JPG Shay

DFM Mark Shay


2019 Fire Marshal Report


2018 Fire Marshal Report


2017 Fire Marshal Report

News & Info

Additional Department Information

Fire and Life Safety Contacts

Medford Fire-Rescue Fire & Life Safety Division
200 South Ivy Street, Room #180
Medford, OR 97501
Phone: (541) 774-2300
Fax: (541) 774-2514
Contact: Interim Fire Marshal Chase Browning
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Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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