Who We Are - About Us

 

The Sauvie Island Fire District, a rural fire protection district, was established in the 1980s after a devastating fire burned down the school. The District serves all of Sauvie Island and provides mutual aid to Portland Fire & Rescue and Scappoose Rural Fire Protection District. Our volunteers are dedicated men and women who go through the same training and certification as career firefighters and emergency medical service personnel.

 

Sauvie Island Fire District has a main station and two satellite stations where additional apparatus are located. Our firefighting apparatus includes: three engines, two tenders, and a brush unit. In 2012, we added a medical squad to our fleet.

Board of Directors

 

Our Board of Directors has the responsibility of being the voice of the community and bringing decisions and oversite to the Fire District that dictates how the District serves our community. 

Rick Stenlund
Board Chairman

Dave Sprando
Board Vice-Chairman

David Kunkel
Board Member at Large

Heidi Keller
Board Member at Large

Tom Gibbons
Board Member at Large

Officers

 

Our Officers have a tremendous responsibility in not only directing our firefighters during emergency response but to also assist with the administrative and personnel functions of the Fire District. 

        Other       

 Assignments 

 M. Rubenstein

EMS Training/ Supplies

C. Stenlund 

Safety Officer

Firefighters & Support Staff

All of our  Firefighters and Support Staff are well trained and committed to excellence. Our team responds to incidents as needed and operates together to help our community and visitors through their challenges and emergencies. Our firefighters are trained to the NFPA Firefighter 1 level, NWCG Wildland Firefighter 2 level. Most of our team are trained to either the EMR or EMT level for medical emergencies with a few trained at higher EMT levels (paramedic).  

Firefighter

Sheila Bailey

Firefighter
Josie Blackwell

Firefighter
Justin Camplin

Firefighter/ EMT Kenneth Eads

Firefighter/ EMR

George Fetzer

Firefighter/ EMR Hal Howard

Firefighter/ EMT

Evan Jarvis

Firefighter/ EMT

Tyler Jorden

Firefighter
Nora Mattington

Firefighter

Ellen Prouty

Firefighter/ EMR

Keith Steenslid

Firefighter
Phil Strickland

Firefighter

David Wolfe

Fire / EMS Support

Dione Burchell

Support/ EMR

Michelle Lum

Admin Support

Chet Orloff

Who We Are - Our Station

 

The Sauvie Island Fire District has a dedicated team of volunteers who respond to approximately 120 - 130 alarms per year. Around  70% of our alarms are EMS related, while the remainder of the calls consists of Fire, Rescue, Wildland Fires, Alarms, and emergencies. 

Apparatus

 

The Sauvie Island Fire District responds as an all-hazards District in the following apparatus out of various strategic locations around the island: Station #32 (headquarters), Station #33 (Reeder Rd), and sub-station 32 (Gillihan Road)  

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  Engine 32 

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  Engine 33 

  Brush 32 

  Brush 33 

Water Tenders 38 & 39

  Engine 34

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Brush 34

UTV 32