Who we serve

The Aurora Fire District was organized in 1948 and serves an area of 36 square miles in both Marion and Clackamas Counties.  We serve approximately 6,500 permanent residents with an assortment of different businesses, schools, airports and major highways & railways.  

Aurora protects the cities of Aurora and Donald, other surrounding communities and rural farm lands.  The citizens within the Aurora Fire District enjoy one of the lowest tax rates in our region.  AFD receives almost its entire funding from property taxes.  This funding comes through a permanent tax rate and temporary funding from a local option levy.


Aurora Fire District is governed by an elected five-member Board of Directors and managed by professional staff.  We have nine employees, including a full-time Administrative Assistant.  We also have six resident volunteers who help when they are not in school.  We also utilize volunteers who either respond from home or sign up to work a shift.  

If you're interested in volunteering, click the image above!


Aurora Fire also provides many non-emergency services to the public. We provide many Fire Prevention services which include our smoke detector program, address sign program, fire extinguisher training, school fire safety classes and much more.  We also participate in community events.


If you're interested in learning more please feel free to swing by the Aurora Fire Station during office hours and say hello.  We also provide station tours with an appointment.

ISO Rating Info

What is an ISO fire rating?

An ISO fire rating is a score provided to fire departments and insurance companies by the Insurance Services Office (ISO). The score reflects how prepared a community and area is for fires. While it mainly focuses on the local fire departments and water supply, there are other factors that contribute to an area’s score.

Aurora Fire has a ISO Rating of 5