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.
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.
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/ EMT Kenneth Eads
Firefighter/ EMR Tom Gibbons
Firefighter/ EMR Hal Howard
Fire / EMS Support
Fire / EMS Support
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.
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)