Fire Chief Jim Price
Chief James Price was raised in Battle Ground, Washington, graduating from Battle Ground High School in 1987. Chief Price started his fire service career in 1988 as an explorer scout with the Portland Fire Bureau and a volunteer Firefighter/EMT with Clark County Fire District #11 in Battle Ground, WA. In 1993, he began working for WEST Ambulance in Roseburg, Oregon and continued in the Fire Service by volunteering as a Resident Firefighter/Paramedic for the Sutherlin Fire Department. In 1997, he joined the Baker City Fire Department as a career Firefighter/Paramedic where he served in every position in the department culminating as the Fire Chief for the City. In 2014, Chief Price was hired by the Rogue River Fire District as their new Fire Chief.
Chief Price has an Associate's degree in Fire Suppression from Chemeketa Community College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Service Administration from Eastern Oregon University. Chief Price is an NFPA certified Fire Officer 2 and an Oregon licensed Paramedic. Chief Price is a member of the Rogue Valley Fire Chief’s, the Oregon Fire Chief’s Association and the International Association of Fire Chief’s.
Captain Mike Gavlik (Paramedic) - A Shift
Mike Gavlik grew up just outside Boston until his family moved to Oregon when he was 17. He graduated from Brighton Academy in 1991. He became a volunteer firefighter in 1993 and was with the Illinois Valley Fire District for 8 years, he received his EMT-Basic and was promoted to Lieutenant.
In 1996 he was hired by American Medical Response. He went back to school to get his EMT-Intermediate and worked full time for 5 years until getting hired by RRFD in 2002. He still works part time for AMR and has been there for 22 years.
Since getting hired at RRFD, Mike has earned his AAS degree from RCC and became a licensed Paramedic in 2012. He was promoted to Captain/Fire Marshal in 2014 and serves as the District’s Fire Investigator, Fire Code Inspector, and Fire Prevention Officer. Mike is certified as a NFPA Fire Officer IV and ICC/NFPA Inspector I.
When Mike is not working, he spends time with his wife and four children and volunteers as Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 24.
Captain Mike Hammond (Paramedic) - B Shift
Mike Hammond was born in Montebello, Ca. At the age of 3 Mike’s family moved to Rogue River, Oregon where Mike grew up. At the age of 15 Mike joined the Rogue River Fire District as a sleeper firefighter. After graduating from Rogue River High School in 1984 Mike left to join the United States Navy. Mike served for a total of 9 years with duty assignments aboard the U.S.S. Carl Vinson nuclear powered aircraft carrier and then as an avionics instructor at NAS Miramar, Ca. After the Navy Mike moved back to Oregon where he worked as a long haul truck driver and a tree climber, but his heart was still in the fire service.
In 2000 Mike became a student firefighter at Rogue River Fire District and attended college full time. Mike was hired by Rogue River Fire District in 2002. In 2003 Mike earned his AAS degree from Rogue Community College and became certified as an Oregon Paramedic. Mike currently serves as the B shift Captain and Rogue River Fire District’s Operations Officer. Mike lives in Rogue River and enjoys rafting, driving his jet boat and riding his Harley Davidson
Captain Nicco Holt (Paramedic) - C Shift
Nicco started his fire service career with a small fire district in Lane County. He completed his EMT-4 (now known as a Paramedic) certification in the early 1990’s and spent a year working for a private ambulance service in Portland before RRFD hired him to fill one of the positions created when the district began offering ambulance transport services in 1993. Nicco was promoted to C-Shift Captain in 2006 and has served as the district Training Officer since that time. As part of his duties, Captain Holt has served as the Secretary for the Rogue Inter-agency Training Association for several years.
When he isn’t putting in time at work, Nicco stays busy with a variety of recreational and family activities.