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Estacada Fire District Training Calendar

Estacada Fire Volunteers

Our goal is to keep our community safe by protecting life, property, and the environment. Volunteering requires a strong commitment to the department in helping protect our community and its residents. Estacada Rural Fire District utilizes volunteers that are motivated, dedicated, and professional people to help protect our community.

Taking Volunteer Firefighter applications now thru October 31, 2022 at 5pm!


Now accepting volunteer firefighter applications thru October 31, 2022 at 5pm.

Upcoming Board Meetings


Thursday, October 20, 2022 – Regular Board of Directors’ Meeting

Hi there,

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Oct 20, 2022, 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Topic: ERFD Regular Board of Directors Meeting

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Passcode: 039658

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Webinar ID: 897 4788 3515

Passcode: 039658

November 17, 2022

Regularly Scheduled Board Meeting - 6:00 p.m.

December 15, 2022

Regularly Scheduled Board Meeting - 6:00 p.m.

January 19, 2023

Regularly Scheduled Board meeting - 6:00 p.m.


Ian O'Connor

Ian O'Connor

Fire Chief

I was born and raised near Astoria where I started as a volunteer firefighter in the local cadet firefighter program at the age of 16. I graduated from Astoria High School; worked several seasons as a wildland firefighter for the Oregon Department of Forestry; worked full time at Astoria Public Works where I became the Assistant Superintendent before moving forward with a full-time job in the fire service. I eventually went on to become the fire chief of Lewis & Clark Fire District before being hired by Forest Grove Fire & Rescue as Division Chief of Training & Operations. I worked at Forest Grove Fire & Rescue from 2006 until 2016 where I also served as interim fire chief in 2008. In 2016 I went to Columbia River Fire & Rescue as Division Chief of Resource Management & Safety. I'm a member of the Oregon State Fire Marshals incident management "Red" team as a Division/Group Supervisor. I have an Associate's Degree from Portland Community College in Fire Protection Technology and a Bachelor's degree from Eastern Oregon University in Fire Administration. I've attended several National Fire Academy classes on campus in Emmittsburg, MD as well as Incident Management coursework on campus at TEEX in College Station, TX and have numerous state certifications in fire, rescue and EMS.

Joe Smith

Deputy Chief

Joe was hired as the new Deputy Chief of Operations for Estacada Fire District in September of 2021. He has spent the last 25 years as a career firefighter working at Forest Grove Fire & Rescue working up thru the ranks from Volunteer Firefighter to Station Captain where he spent a total of 35 years. He has an Associates Degree in Fire Protection Technology as well as numerous other fire, rescue and EMS certifications. He is excited to be working within a close knit community and a dedicated volunteer and career firefighter group. Joe oversees the daily operations of the fire district including incident response, vehicle maintenance and capital purchases and oversight of A, B and C shifts.

Alan Lashbrook

Assistant Chief

Alan is a resident of the Estacada Fire District and works as a Volunteer Assistant Chief for the District. Alan retired from the Port of Portland Airport Fire Department where he was the Assistant Fire Chief and has over 37 years in the fire service. He has been instrumental in training new firefighters for Estacada and ran two volunteer firefighter academies in the spring of 2021. On most days Alan can be found in the fire station working on various projects to keep the district moving forward including information technology (IT), the district safety program and incident response.

Sarah Poet

Deputy Fire Marshal

Sarah Poet is a local resident who came to Estacada Fire from Salem Fire Department where she worked for 5 years as a Deputy Fire Marshal. Sarah also worked for the Oregon State Fire Marshals Office for 7 year as a Deputy State Fire Marshal for Morrow, Gilliam, Wheeler, Wasco and Grant Counties. She was also a Wildfire "Hotshot" from 1996 to 2001 on the Ochoco National Forest. She has an Associates Degree from Chemeketa Community College and has completed coursework at Eastern Oregon University towards a Bachelors Degree. Sarah holds certifications as ICC Fire Inspector I & II, ICC Fire Plans Examiner, NFPA Fire Investigator as well as numerous other state fire and prevention certifications.

Estacada Fire Department

Administrative Office
445 SE Currin St.
Estacada, OR 97023


Hours of Operation
Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM