Staff & Administration

About the Fire District

The McKenzie Fire & Rescue Fire District protects 45 miles of Oregon’s McKenzie River between Springfield and Blue River. Our crew of over 50 volunteers is proud of our mission: to prevent, protect, and preserve life and property from loss by fire, accident, sudden illness, or disaster in the community; further, to enhance the quality of life and to minimize suffering wherever possible.

The district is rural with a population of approximately 9,000 citizens growing to 10,000 -12,000 during the summer months. The main road through the district is Oregon State Highway 126 (McKenzie Highway) which is a key artery between the Willamette Valley and Eastern/Central Oregon.


  • Firefighting
  • Hazardous Material Response
  • Emergency Medical Service
  • Vehicle Rescue (Extrication)
  • Search & Rescue
  • Water Rescue

The majority of the 9-1-1 calls are fires, medical emergencies or motor vehicle accidents. Members are also expected to respond to more specific and technical emergencies such as water rescues, hazardous materials incidents, extrication, steep angle rescues and even farm animal rescues.

Located inside the Leaburg Station | 42870 McKenzie Highway, Leaburg, OR. 97489 (Milepost 20)

p. 541-896-3311 | f. 541-896-3191 | e.

Darren Bucich
Darren BucichFire Chief, EMT-I
Bart Thompson
Bart ThompsonDeputy Chief, Maintenance, EMT-I
David Sherwood
David SherwoodCaptain, Training Officer, EMT-I
Lt. Cody Johnson, Shift A
Lt. Cody Johnson, Shift AFirefighter, EMT-I
Lt. Matt Brooks, Shift B
Lt. Matt Brooks, Shift BFirefighter, EMT-I
Clayton Canfield, Shift C
Clayton Canfield, Shift CFirefighter, Paramedic
Dulcy Pierce
Dulcy PierceAdministrative Assistant, EMR