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About Us

Umatilla County Fire District #1 provides fire, rescue, and emergency medical services for the citizens of the district, as well as ambulance service to the cities of Echo and Umatilla.

Our Mission: Umatilla County Fire District #1 is devoted to protecting the communities we serve by providing the highest quality of compassionate and professional services.

Our Vision: Building the premier public-safety emergency services provider in Eastern Oregon through Continual Improvement, Professionalism and Financial Stability.

Our Motto: “Be kind, be professional and always do your best.”

Our Values:

  • Accountability – Accepting responsibility for our actions and behaviors.
  • Excellence – Commitment to providing the best service possible and always striving to get better.
  • Integrity – The quality of being honest, having high moral principles. Doing the right thing when no one is looking.
  • Professionalism – Commitment to quality service and pride in your work.

Our Principles:

  • Pride – I respect our history, traditions, achievements and constantly push for excellence.
  • Honor – I am committed to always strive to do the right thing with character, integrity and honesty.
  • Dedication – I have a passionate belief in our mission as a fire district.




Umatilla County Fire District #1 is a member of the Special Districts Associations of Oregon (SDAO). SDAO was formed in 1979 to give special districts a stronger and united voice at the Oregon Legislature. SDAO provides advocacy with state administrative agencies and other units of government, training, information resources, and other support programs.