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Fred Coleman

Position: Division Chief - Training
Term: Serving Since 1990
Appointing Authority: Division Chief's are appointed by the Fire Chief to fill various roles within the Fire District.
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1400 W. 8th Street, The Dalles, Oregon 97058
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Division Chief Fred Coleman began his firefighting career in Dallesport Washington while still in High School as a volunteer firefighter. He then joined Mosier Volunteer Fire Department in 1988, becoming a dual volunteer with Wasco Rural Fire Protection District (later named Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue) in June 1990. He was hired as an Engineer/EMT on July 4th, 1994 and gained his Paramedic License in 1999. Rising through the ranks serving as a Lieutenant for 7 years, Shift Captain for 13 years and now as Division Chief of Training. Chief Coleman has lived in the area most of his life and he and his wife Robin have raised their two daughters here. Chief Coleman also served for 15 years in the Oregon Army National Guard starting in 1982 with a final rank of Platoon Sergeant (E-7).