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Tangent Fire At A Glance

Tangent Rural Fire District has a long tradition of volunteer service in its community. Our main goal is to provide our District with the best 24/7 emergency services possible. We respond to all 9-1-1 calls in the Tangent area: house, grass, and industrial fires, medical incidents, motor vehicle accidents, and light rescue.

Tangent Rural Fire at a Glance

Founded: May 9th, 1958                                                                                                                                                                                            

Current Members:

  • 3.5 Paid Staff
  • 22 Volunteers 
  • 3 Student Residents

Current Area Served: 

  • 45 sq.  mi, includes Intrerstate 5, US Hwy 99E, OR Hwy 34, and a majjor Union Pacific Railway 

Current Population Served:

  • 3,500+

Current Apparatus Fleet:

  • 3 Engines, 2 Tenders, 1 Type VI Engine, 1 Command Vehicle, and 2 Staff Vehicles.

Current Tax Base:

  • $2.5739/$1,000

Annual Call Volume:

  • 420-440 (79% medical)