Motto, Vision, Mission and Values & History

District Motto:

“Proudly Volunteering since 1883” 


Preserve and protect life and property from fire through prevention and suppression

Mission Statement

Preserve and protect life and property from fire through prevention and suppression. Reduce the adverse effects of injury and sudden illness through quality emergency medical services as first responders. Provide necessary services during natural and manmade disasters.

Respond to the community as requested in the spirit of the Fire Service


It is the responsibility of each member to support the mission by subscribing to the following values:


For the Community:

  • We recognize that the community is the reason for our presence.

  • We value the faith and trust of the community, and continually work to deserve that confidence through our attitudes, conduct, and accomplishments.

  • We will provide professional and courteous service at all times.

  • Lives are more valuable than property.

  • Safety is paramount.

  • Everyone is entitled to our best efforts and services we can provide.

  • The department encourages partnerships with all aspects of the community.

  • We will model our values at all times when acting on behalf of, or perceived to be acting on behalf of, the Silverton Fire District.

For the District:

  • Volunteers are our most valuable assets.

  • We strive for excellence in everything we do.

  • Honesty, fairness and integrity will not be compromised.

  • We continually seek effectiveness, efficiency and economy.

  • Unity and teamwork are to our mutual advantage as individuals and as an organization.

  • Safety is paramount.

  • Members are continually encouraged to improve themselves as individuals and employees.

  • The free exchange of ideas is encouraged, along with the capacity to accept ideas without prejudice.

  • We will provide professional and courteous service at all times.

  • We are sensitive and responsive to changing community needs.

  • We will strive to maintain and improve relationships with neighboring fire districts.

History - Built by the Community


On May 1st, 1883 the “Eagle Hook and Ladder No.1″ was formed in the Silverton area. Over the years the organization has changed many times. In 1946 the Silverton Rural Fire Protection District was formed and contracted with the City of Silverton for fire protection in 1947. In 1982 the decision was made to consolidate the City and Rural District’s into one District. The Silverton Fire District in 1992 merged by vote of the public with the Scotts Mills Fire District. Presently the Silverton Fire District provides protection for 106 square miles with five stations, six paid staff and seventy volunteer firefighters.





For Emergencies, Please Call 9-1-1

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819 Railway N.E.
Silverton, OR 97381

Tel: 503-873-5328

Fax: 503-873-2805

Burn Info: 1-877-982-0011

Non-Emergency: 503-982-2340