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Mosier Fire Department, a special tax district of Oregon, announces an exciting opportunity for Mosier Fire Chief, a full time leadership position managing a small, rural volunteer fire agency in Mosier, OR. Located in the spectacular Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area, MFD provides fire suppression, EMS, rescue and fire prevention activities for approximately 1400 homes across 22 square miles in the NW corner of Wasco County. Our 2017-18 General Fund budget is $318,471, plus we have significant capital reserve funds and recent major grants. We are fortunate to have a cadre of dedicated, long-serving volunteers and are growing to serve our community. The Chief reports to Mosier Fire District Board.

Starting salary: $43,800 – $51,672/year

A generous Chiefs benefits package includes: Oregon PERS retirement; Medical, Vision, Dental and Health insurance, in addition to State required employee benefits (work comp, etc.) Paid time off includes 2 weeks of vacation accrued annually years 1-4; add one week accrued annually at year 5 and add another week accrued annually at 5 year intervals after that. Nine recognized holidays per year. Sick time is accrued monthly with no ceiling on accruable sick time. Comp time given for hours worked on planned vacation, sick or holiday time or as Board-approved.

Mosier Fire Chief Job Description 

All candidates must pass an Oregon State CJIS LEDS criminal background check to be hired. Information:

Applicants must email a completed job application and send copies of required professional certifications. Please indicate starting salary or benefits requests if they exceed ours in your cover letter. You may also send additional information, such as references, relevant Fire/EMS certifications and documentation of experience meeting the essential duties, necessary knowledge/abilities and job qualification requirements from the Mosier Fire Chief job description or demonstrate the listed job requirements will be met within three months.

To apply, email your completed and signed job application, cover letter outlining how you meet the specific job qualifications and attach copies of required certifications. Applications will be accepted 2/25/18 to midnight 3/11/18.

We accept email applications only. Please send to:
Attn: Hiring Committee, Mosier Fire Dept.
RE: Fire Chief job opening

Qualified veterans and candidates already living or having access to housing in the Columbia River Gorge will be given application priority.

Initial qualification review / interviews begin Tues March 13, 4-8pm, Sun. March 18, 11-2pm and Thurs. March 22, 6-8pm.

Thank you for your interest!


Request For Proposal

Today Mosier Fire released a public RFP for the supply of full structural turnouts and SCBA equipment. Potential suppliers have until the 28th of this month to respond.

The turnouts committee (and anyone else that is interested) will then review all the proposals and ask the front runners to chat about their proposal and demo the equipment. Then we’ll test all the equipment using the criteria in the RFP and make our recommendations to the board using the evaluation as described in the RFP.

These are exciting times for Mosier Fire as we start to procure the equipment that will allow us to perform more effectively and more safely.

Download the RFP: RFP-2011.03(PPE+SCBA).  (May take a moment to load)

Mosier Fire receives $80,000 FEMA Grant

As of March 18, 2011 we received official notification granting our request to FEMA for funds for brand new protective clothing and breathing apparatus.  The $80K award is for twelve sets of each, complete with coats, pants, helmets, gloves, suspenders, and air packs with one spare bottle for each pack.  Mosier will match five percent of the total cost.

We have roughly a year to complete the acquisition.

This equipment is sorely needed and will go a long way toward helping your fire department volunteers to reach our training goals.

Blossom Festival 2011

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Blossom Festival 2011, a set on Flickr.

The annual salmon feed 2011

44th Annual Blossom Dinner

Mosier Grange

Sunday, April 10, 2011    11:30AM – 3:00PM

Tickets $10

Safely Heating Your Home

Please see recent advice from the Oregon State Fire Marshal concerning home heating safety tips.

Each year, there are thousands of home heating fires in Oregon, many from woodstoves, electric heaters, and extension cords. All of these fires are preventable, whether through improved maintenance such as annual chimney cleaning and inspection, or by avoiding hazards such as improper use of extension cords.

Charles R. “Dick” Gove, May 15,1931 – September 25, 2010

Dick Gove was a giant in the development of Mosier Fire.  He was a political leader in the formation of the Mosier Rural Fire Protection District in the late 1950′s and early 1960′s.  He was a strategic leader in securing better equipment and department organization.  And he was a mentor and role model for his dedication and service.  “Mister Fire” will be remembered and revered for a long time in this department.

Many thanks to those who donated to Mosier Fire in Dick’s memory.  We are beginning the process of planning a fitting memorial, in consultation with Marjorie.  We hope to dedicate the memorial in time for the annual Smorgasbord on Sunday, May 1, 2011.

Here is a link to Dick’s obituary in the Hood River News