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sandy fire district seeks volunteer firefighters (Photo) - 09/10/18

Sandy Fire District opened recruitment for volunteer firefighters through November 2, 2018.  Application packets are available from 8:00am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday at the Sandy Fire District’s Main Station located at 17460 Bruns Ave, Sandy.  You can also download the application from the website at

Sandy Fire District operates three fire stations (Dover, Roslyn Lake, and Sandy) with a staff of 12 paid personnel and 50 volunteers.  Sandy Fire District protects 77 square miles serving a population of over 21,000.

The District maintains approximately 50-60 Volunteer Firefighters.  Training for new members begins January 2019.  Upon completion of the recruit academy volunteers will achieve the rank of NFPA Firefighter I, Hazmat Awareness & Operations, and Wildland Interface Firefighter.

“Our volunteers are essential to our success as an emergency services agency.  Whether you are looking for the start of a new career or want to give back to our community.” Says Division Chief Jason McKinnon. Sandy Fire District No. 72 highly values its members and works hard to bring in the best.  “If you are looking for a positive way to contribute, this is it.”

To be eligible for the volunteer program you must be at least 18 years of age, be able to pass a driving and criminal background check, complete and pass our physical agility test and written exam. 

We are looking for people who care about our community and are willing to receive in-depth training to become Firefighters.  These individuals will work hand in hand with paid staff and our existing team of dedicated volunteers and respond on every type of alarm our station receives.  We are extremely proud of the level of professionalism and expertise our volunteers demonstrate.

“Being able to commit the time the first year of training can be difficult” says Jason McKinnon, Division Chief of Professional Development.  “The first year is the toughest and requires a lot of dedication and time management.”  The Firefighter Recruit Academy consist of just under 200 hours from January to July which includes every Tuesday evening and every other Saturday.

If you have questions regarding the District, the Volunteer Program, or the application process, you are encouraged to contact Division Chief Jason McKinnon at 503-668-8093 or


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Donate Blood in honor of 9/11 - 09/06/18

Sandy Fire District #72 is proud to sponsor an American Red Cross Blood Drive on 9/11 from 9:00 a.m - 3:00 pm.

This time of year, has a special meaning for all Americans and leaves us with a feeling of wanting to help. Please join Sandy Fire District #72 and pay tribute to the victims of 9/11 and honor the heroes who rose in service by donating blood on Tuesday, 9/11.  

An estimated 38 percent of Americans are eligible to give blood, but of those, less than 10 percent donate each year. If you are healthy and eligible, please come out to donate.  Most donations take about an hour. Book your appointment and roll up your sleeve to honor 9/11 and help patients in need of life-saving blood.

Go to and enter sponsor code: Sandy Comm or call 1-800-RED- CROSS.