Welcome to Aumsville

Welcome to Aumsville Rural Fire Protection District (ARFD). The Aumsville Rural Fire Protection District was established in 1942. Our Fire District encompasses approximately 32 square miles, with an estimated population of 6200. The incorporated City of Aumsville is within the District Boundaries, as well as the community of Shaw. Highway 22 splits the District almost in half, north and south.

Aumsville is located about 9 miles east of Salem, just south of State Highway 22. The Aumsville Rural Fire District is close to Detroit Lake, the gateway to winter recreational areas in the Cascade Mountains; Silver Falls State Park, the largest state park in Oregon and less than two hours from the ocean at Lincoln City.


Our MISSION: “To protect life, property, and environment of our community.
Our VISION: “Regional leaders for emergencies, prevention, and community involvement; with an ongoing commitment to professionalism”
Our VALUE: “The desire to serve, the courage to act, and the ability to perform. The ability to anticipate, influence, and adapt to change. Be effective and efficient in service we provide to our community and region.”


Aumsville Rural Fire District is a combination fire and rescue agency of 2 career employees, maintenance officer, administrative assistant, volunteer firefighters who serve the District’s citizens from 2 centrally located fire stations. The main station is located in the City of Aumsville.

Our substation is located 2.8 miles north east of Aumsville in the community of Shaw. The Shaw Station will be the home of our training center. The station is set up for rural water supply to assist with structural, wildland and brush fires. The station has an engine, tender and brush truck.

We are an independent Special Service District governed by a Board of Directors consisting of five members of the community elected by the citizens of the District. The Board holds regular Board meetings on the second Thursday of each month mainly at the Aumsville Station; members of the public are always welcome to attend these meetings.

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