John Patterson was raised in Central Point and graduated from Crater High School in 1992. He then attended Chemeketa Communtiy
College in Salem, graduating with an Associate of Science Degree in Fire Protection Technology. John is currently completing
requirements for a Bachelor’s Degree in Management through the Innovation and Leadership Program at Southern Oregon University.
John was hired at District 3 as the Deputy Fire Marshal in September of 2011 after six years working for Medford Fire-Rescue as a Fire Inspector. Prior to MFR, he worked at Clackamas County Fire Dist. #1 as a Fire Inspector for four years. John was promoted to Fire Marshal February 1, 2013.
John is married with five kids, love the outdoors, mountain lakes, hiking, motorcycles and restoring old jeeps.