The Southwestern Polk County Rural Fire Protection District, in cooperation with the Dallas Fire Department, provides fire and rescue services to the rural communities of Polk County, Oregon.
The District was formed in 1947 “to provide more adequate protection for rural residents, their homes, and crops.” Additionally, the District was formed to have the immediate effect of reducing insurance premiums on all property within the boundaries of the District.
Currently, the District operates one station in Rickreall, with four apparatus stationed there. The District also has a contract with Dallas to cover the central and western portions of the District. Dallas Station has two apparatus owned by the district.
Over the years, the response type of the District has moved from fires to medical and rescue calls. Call volume has steadily increased for the District.