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  Charleston Fire District
  Phone: (541) 888-3268     E-mail:


Useful Links:

Current Residential Burning Regulations

Charleston Seafood Beer & Wine Festival Information August 10,11&12, 2018

Board Minutes and Budget Documents

Firefighter Roster



DPSST Task Books

Volunteer Information

Charleston Voluteer Firefighter's Association

Southwestern Oregon
Fire Chief's &
Officers Association

24/7 Training 







"We're Here For Life!" "Brian Wildman"

"To provide excellence in Prevention, Education, and Emergency Services
to the area of Charleston, Oregon "


Fire Season is not in Effect

Burn Info Line: 541-435-7070

Coos Forest  Patrol: 541-267-3161

All debris burning, incinerator burning and burn barrels for residential and commercial are allowed. The link on the left side of this page will take you directly to Coos Forest Patrol's informational page.

For the latest regulations please check CFPA,(link to the upper left).


Residential burning: Allowed

Burn barrels (incinerators): Allowed meeting CFPA requirements

Open Debris burning:Allowed meeting CFPA requriements

Commercial Burning:

Burn barrels (incinerators): not allowed any time

Open Debris burning:Allowed with DEQ permit

RV parks and multiple occupant dwellings: no burning allowed anytime


Welcome to the Official Website for the Charleston Fire District.

On this page you'll see detailed information about the district, including our Board Members, see the Board agendas and minutes for the past years and our current operating Budget.

You can also see who our Firefighters are, find out burning regulations and many other safety items.

Thank You for looking in on us and remember "We're Here For Life!"

Chief Mick Sneddon and staff


The Charleston Fire Districts protects and area of 8 Square Miles with an estimated population of 7,000 residents. We provide Fire and emergency services to the area including Structural & Wildland Interface Firefighting, Medical response, Hazardous Materials response, Special Rescue such as High Angle/ Low Angle and Vehicle Extrication.

The Charleston Fire District has a full time staff of three including a Fire Chief, Assistant Fire Chief/ Training Chief, Captain/ Maintenance Officer. The full time staff work 5 days per week and are on call 24/7. The District also employs a part time EMS Coordinator to manage the EMS program including tracking EMS equipment, ordering and billing. Charleston Fire is also proud of the large volunteer corps of 40 including 9 student interns that reside in the outlying stations and are assigned to 48 hour shifts at the headquarters station on a 48/96 hour rotation. The student interns are enrolled at SWOCC in either the Fire Science Technology or the Paramedic Programs.

Charleston Fire District responds from three stations, station one is located at 92342 Cape Arago Hwy in the Barview area, Station two is located at 63081 Crown Point Road and Station three is located at 90414 Metcalf Lane and is dedicated to the memory of Volunteer Deputy Chief Malcolm Turkington who served the Charleston Community as a Firefighter for 42 years and was the reverend at the Charleston Community Church for over 45 years.

Each of our stations has a Rescue and Engine assigned to it with Station three also housing a tender. The Engines are all identical and are 1991 Pierce Arrow Fire Engines, the Rescues include a 2001 Ford F550 walk around rescue and type 6 engine, a 1995 Horton Ambulance and a 1998 CRS medium duty ambulance. These units are designed to serve the District as EMS response and special tasks, the CRS is our Heavy rescue with vehicle extrication and rope rescue equipment. The Horton is set up as a mass casualty unit.


2017 Alarm Stats: January: 64 February: 54 March: 69 April: 63 May: 65 June: 59 July: 62 August: 65

September: 75 October:    November:    December:

577 Alarms in 2017

2016 Alarm Stats: January: 59 February: 49 March: 53 April: 69 May: 63 June: 82 July: 50 August: 57   

September: 55    October: 54    November: 58    December:  58 

708 Alarms in 2016

2015 Alarm Stats: January: 69 February: 61 March:52 April: 60 May: 71 June: 55 July: 60 August: 81

September: 66  October: 71  November: 53 December: 72

771 Alarms in 2015



Fire Suppression * EMS * Fire Prevention & Education * Rope Rescue

What you will find here

Our Web Site is full of information about our members, services and activities of the Fire District and surrounding community. One of the Current activities of community interest is the Board of Directors, for information on our Board activities check out our "Administration" section. Other information is our residential burning regulations, for this information choose the link above for "Burning Regulations". This is just a small portion of what is available to you from our web site. Please review at your pleasure and remember "Work Safe, Play Safe, Be Safe".

The Administration of the Charleston Fire District is governed by a 5 member Board of Directors.


C. Roy Holland (President) Serving since 1997
Darrell King (Vice President) Serving since 2003
Heide Cummings (Secretary Treasurer) Serving since 2001
Alan Taylor (Member) Serving since 2003
Kimberly Davidson (Member) Serving since 2009


Fire Chief Mick Sneddon: Chief Executive Officer

Deputy Fire Chief Daryl Kemmerle: Training Officer

Volunteer Assistant Fire Chief Dave Mac Maniman: IT Manager

Battalion Chief Rusty Shield: Maintenance Officer

Volunteer Battalion Chief Jerry Huff: EMS Coordinator

File Clerk: Vickiy McAllister-Humbert



The Line Officers and firefighters are volunteers Firefighters, for a list click on the "Firefighters" tab at left

The Fire District celebrated 60 years of service in 2017 providing a quality service to the Charleston and Barview communities. The District provides service from three stations with 3 engines, 2 tenders, 3 rescues, 3 command units and 1 utility vehicle.

Station 1 (Barview Station) Located at 92342 Cape Arago Hwy

Station 2 (Crown Point Station) Located at 63081 Crown Point Road

Station 3 (Charleston Station) Located at 90414 Metcalf Lane

Station 3 has been dedicated in the memory of Deputy Chief Malcolm Turkingtonfor his over 40 year selfless spiritual and safety service to the Charleston Community.


Tsunami and Disaster Preparedness are important family responsibilities, the following are some links to find additional information on this important subject. It is very important that everyone understands that during a major disaster it could be 3 or more days before emergency services may be back available due to the effects of such disasters on the families of our personnel, the effects on the equipment and/or the effects on the infrastructure such as roads, bridges, power, water etc.

Links for Members to access for reporting purposes

Emergency Reporting    eDispatch


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Last modified: September 8, 2017


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