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.
Who We Are - Our Staff
As a department, we are currently staffed with a full time chief and part time office administrator.
Norvin Collins - Fire Chief
Susan Silodor - Admin Assistant
Who We Are - Our Functional Officers
Our Functional Officers have a tremendous responsibility in not only directing our firefighters during emergency response, but to also assist with the adminsitrative and personell functions of the fire district.
Capt J Pimley
TO R Nelson
TO M Rubenstein
SO C Stenlund
Who We Are - Our Lieutenants
Our Lieutenants are the first line of management for our firefighters but also hold the responsibility of fireground management.
Lt G. Hessong
Lt R Mayberry
Lt R Nelson
Lt E Wallace
Who We Are - Our Engineers and Firefighters
All of our Engineers and Firefighters are well trained and committed to excellence. Our Engineers are the drivers of our fire apparatus and manage the fire pump and water needs while our line firefighters manage the initial fire attack and fire ground operations including suppression and emergency medical services.
Who We Are - Our Station
The Sauvie Island Fire Department has 30 volunteers who respond to approximately 125 calls per year. Over 90% of our calls are EMS related, while the remainder of the calls consist of Fire, Hazmat, Alarms and Misc.
Who We Are - Our Apparatus
The Sauvie Island Fire District responds as an all hazards department 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)