History of the Pendleton Fire and Ambulance Department

Photo: Historical Fire Department PhotoThe Pendleton Fire and Ambulance Department (PFD) has a long history dating back to just after the formation of the city of Pendleton. Pendleton was settled in 1868 with the site chosen by voters of Umatilla County who wanted a site on the upper Umatilla River between Wildhorse and Birch creeks.

Contact Fire & Ambulance Services

Fire Stations

Pendleton Fire Station #1
911 SW Court Avenue
Pendleton, OR 97801


Fax: 541-276-9171

Station #2
1200 Southgate
Pendleton, OR 97801

PFD Statistics

Annual Call Volume Report 2013


2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013

PFD Fire Stations

Station 1

Station 1 was opened in 1959 and serves as our administration and billing office as well as main station. Depending on staffing levels for the day Station 1 has 3-4 Firefighter Paramedics on duty 24/7. Photo: Station 1

Station 2

Area and Population Served

Photo: Firemen tackling the 2007 Eagles Lodge FireCity of Pendleton

Pop: 15,930
Area: 8.8 Sq Miles
Value: $ 588,344,181

Riverside RFPD

Pop: 750
Area: 4.5 Sq Miles
Value: $ 39,306,393

Lower McKay Creek RFPD

Pop: 220
Area: 0.7 Sq Miles
Value: $ 11,790,881

Advanced Life Support Ambulance Services

Ambulance Billing

If you have questions concerning your bill for ambulance services please contact or Ambulance Billing Office at 541-276-1442.

Open Burning & Burn Permits

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Open Burning

“Open Burning” is any burning outdoors and includes burn barrels, bon fires, piles of yard debris, burning stumps, field burns, commercial construction, and demolition debris.  Open burning is regulated by Pendleton Fire & Ambulance.