It is a pleasure to serve the citizens and visitors of Medford, Oregon and Medford Rural Fire Protection District #2.
I would like to express my appreciation to our citizens, elected officials, and city leadership for the continuous support that you provide our organization. We welcome community feedback on the quality of our service, the speed, professionalism, and compassion in which it is provided. We strive each day to improve in every facet of our services. Our department members are dedicated and focused on excellence and quality outcomes.
I am honored to serve as your Fire Chief, and I am very fortunate to be surrounded by such a professional, pro-active staff which is the key ingredient of our success. Our employees are the most valuable asset to the organization. I am proud to be able to say that our staff truly takes to heart our Core Values “Honor, Integrity, and Service”.
It is our belief that the quality of life within the community depends on a partnership between the citizens, business community, elected officials and city employees. We thank you for the opportunity we have to serve you.
In addition to our emergency services, we are committed to making our community as safe as possible through education and prevention. On behalf of Medford Fire Department, I invite you and your family to visit one of our facilities or schedule a Fire Safety Program for your organization. To learn about the variety of life safety programs available to you, visit the Fire & Life Safety component of our website or call our HeadQuarters Office. We have programs devoted to the needs of our youth, seniors, businesses and families of Medford.
If you have any questions regarding the Medford Fire Department and the services we provide, please contact us at 541-774-2300 or send a message through our website. We want to know what you think and are eager to assist with any questions.
Chief Thompson’s first day with Medford Fire Department was January 2, 2020. He is very enthusiastic about his move to Oregon and brings with him a wealth of experience. He was a 24-year member of the Texas Fire Service and was the Fire Chief and Assistant City Manager for the City of Red Oak, Texas. Chief Thompson was the north branch resource coordinator for Texas Intra Fire Mutual Aid System, coordinating mutual aid resources for 33 counties, North Region Director for the Texas Fire Chiefs Association, as well as the chairman of the TFCA strategic planning, and Best Practice committees. He was awarded the 2018 Fire Chief of the Year Award from the Texas Fire Chiefs Association, as well as the 2014, and 2018 Presidents Award. Eric holds a Master Firefighter Certification, Fire Officer IV, Level II Instructor, graduate of Texas Fire Chiefs Academy, Texas A&M Fire Service Chief Executive Officer program and graduate of University of Maryland Staff and Command Program. Chief Thompson possesses a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from Northwood University.