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Chief Kaczenski
Training drill

Become A Member

We are always looking for more volunteers.  Choose to volunteer for one division (Fire, EMS, Search & Rescue) or all divisions. Just click on the links to the right of your screen to see volunteer information.  Also note the volunteer application link that you can fill out, print off and bring to the Main Station or e-mail it to us at

About our District and the personnel who support it:


Mist-Birkenfeld RFPD operates from 5 stations strategically located in specific response areas.  Our responses originate from the Main Station on Highway 202, from Peterson Station near Apiary Junction on Nehalem Highway North, from Burris Station in the Natal area, from the Fishhawk Station on Fishhawk Lake, and from Sager Station on Highway 202.  The district’s apparatus inventory includes four Class “A” Fire Engines, one type 3 Interface Engine, three Type VI Interface Engines, four water tenders (tankers), one  light rescue vehicle, two ambulances, three utility vehicles and one trailer mounted diesel powered pump.


Our personnel are active and respected throughout our home counties and region.  The district’s Administrative Chief chairs the 911 Advisory Committee, is active with the Columbia County Fire Defense Board, is an active instructor, and serves in a leadership role in the Lower Columbia Training Officers Association.  Our Assistant Fire Chief is an active fire instructor I, an active member of the Columbia County Emergency Planning Association, and a member of the Oregon Fire Service Office Administrators Association. She is currently our liaison with the county Emergency Manager for the mandated area wide emergency exercises and develops and administers our part of those. Our EMS Division Chief is a member of the Ambulance Service Area Advisory Committee, a Fire Instructor I, is a member of the Lower Columbia Regional Emergency Medical Services Organization, the Oregon Fire Office Administrators Association, and the Oregon Fire Medical Administrators Association.  Our Rescue Division Chief is a member of the Columbia County Fire Investigation Team, a member of the Clatsop County Fire Investigation Team.  As the leadership performs, so do our volunteers. 


Of course, no review of the recent past could overlook the beautiful Main station in which we meet.  It is the product of a district wide, state wide, even nation wide effort.  This station, built on the generosity of our friends and volunteers, stands as a testimony to what selfless service and cooperation can accomplish.  However, we will not rest on the accomplishments of the past.   Rather, we will constantly seek for better ways to serve our community.



Smoking Building
Firefighter radio to his team
Wildland cover fire clean up
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