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


Useful Links:

Request a Residential Burn Permit

Current Residential Burning Regulations

Charleston Seafood Beer & Wine Festival Information August 13,14&15 2021

Board Minutes and Budget Documents

Firefighter Roster



DPSST Task Books

Volunteer Information

Charleston Voluteer Firefighter's Association

Southwestern Oregon
Fire Chief's &
Officers Association







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

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


 Fire Season begins Friday June 4th 2021

  Residential Debris Burning & Burn Barrellsare banned effective Friday morning June 4th, 2021

 Request a Burn Permit: Burn Permit Link

Charleston Fire District: 541-888-3268 for permits

Coos Forest  Patrol: 541-267-3161 (Fire Season Info only)

All debris burning, incinerator burning and burn barrels for residential and commercial are currently 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: Closed(No Permits issued)

  • Burn barrels (incinerators): Closed
  • Open Debris burning: Closed

Commercial Burning: Closed

  • Burn barrels (incinerators): not allowed under DEQ regulations year around
  • Open Debris burning:Closed

RV parks and multiple occupant dwellings: no debris burning allowed anytime


Seeking Volunteer Firefighters

Charleston Fire is seeking indivuals interested in being volunteer firefighters.  Training is provided and reimbursements and incentives are provided.  Please call or email is interested in being a volunteer firefighter or EMT today.  The application process includes an application, an officers interview, physical abilities test, background investigation and a medical evaluation.

Call us today at 541-435-7071 or email


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 four including the Fire Chief, a Deputy Fire Chief/ Training Officer and two Firefighter/EMT's.  The Deputy Chief and the two Firefighters work 48 hours shifts on a 48/96 hour rotation. The District also employs 3 part time positions, an EMS Coordinator to manage the EMS program including tracking EMS equipment & ordering.  An office administrative assistant that does billing and other secretarial duties and an IT Manager for the District.  Charleston Fire is also proud of the large volunteer corps of 30 including  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, and a 1993 Chevrolet walk around rescue. These units are designed to serve the District as EMS response and special tasks, the 1993 resscue is our rescue with all the special rescue equipment. 



2021 Alarm Stats:


January: 78 February: 54 March: 57 April: 69 May: __ June: __


July: __ August: __ September: __ October: __ November: __ December: __


258 Alarms in 2021


2020 Alarm Stats:

January: 69 February: 55 March: 64 April: 60 May: 60 June: 75

July: 62 August: 62 September: 80 October: 59 November: 75 December: 58

779 Alarms in 2020


2019 Alarm Stats:

January: 60 February: 57 March: 55 April: 65 May: 67 June: 53 

July: 64 August: 76 September: 73 October: 79 November: 48 December: 63

744 Alarms in 2019



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
Edward Powers (Vice President) Serving since 2019
Dave Richards (Secretary Treasurer) Serving since 2019
Nancy Santos (Member) Serving since 2021
Kimberly Davidson (Member) Serving since 2009



Fire Chief Mick Sneddon: Chief Executive Officer

Administrative Assistant: Mistie Henderson

Volunteer Battalion Chief Jerry Huff: EMS Coordinator

Captain/ EMT: Russell Shield "A" shift

Deputy Fire Chief Daryl Kemmerle: Training Officer/ "B" shift

Lieutenant/ EMT B: Trenton McGahan "C" shift




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

The Fire District celebrated 63 years of service in 2020 providing a quality service to the Charleston and

Barview communities. The District provides service from three stations with 3 engines, 1 tender, 1 rescue,        1 Brush Truck, 2 command units and 4 utility vehicles.

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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Copyright © 2020 Charleston Fire District
Last modified: September 24, 2020


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