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Sutherlin Fire Department

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Welcome to Sutherlin Fire Department!

For emergencies please call 911
For all other business 8am-5pm, Monday - Friday call 541-459-1394

Sutherlin Public Safety Services in the 21st Century

Police & Fire Departments
*Service, Professionalism, & Dedication*
“Serving our Community with Pride”
Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police & Fire,  Kirk M. Sanfilippo

A Message from Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police & Fire, Kirk M. Sanfilippo

There will be some exciting changes effective January 1, 2017, to the Police and Fire Services in the City of Sutherlin. The following is a brief update on the City of Sutherlin Department of Public Safety (Police & Fire) in the 21st Century.

As many community members may be aware, on July 1, 2015, the City of Sutherlin began providing Fire Service to the community by once again having our own City of Sutherlin Fire Department.  In looking at the administrative and operational structure of the Police and Fire Department since this date, and planning for efficiency in the future, the City has established a Department of Public Safety.  This allows for one centralized administrator to oversee both Police and Fire professions, and avoid redundancy in expenses and services. This model is not new and can be found elsewhere in Oregon (e.g., Grants Pass Department of Public Safety) and in other states.

The changes will begin first at the Sutherlin Fire Department.  Initially the Fire Department had one Fire Chief, one Assistant Fire Chief, and one Fire Captain.  As of January 1, 2017, there will be three Deputy Fire Chiefs assigned to three distinctive areas of responsibilities at the Sutherlin Fire Department. These areas are Administration, Training, & Equipment and Infrastructure.  All three will share equally the Fire Operations component of the Department and rotate the “On Call” status weekly, thereby all realizing experience and development as the “Officer in Charge.” At first, once every six months their area of responsibility will rotate, thus creating a more well-rounded Deputy Fire Chief with redundancy and professional growth in mind. This will also allow for no single point of failure in our Fire Service mission.

In the coming months a re-organization of the Police Department will also occur, and these changes will be announced in advance. 

Our Police and Fire Departments are proud to provide premier public safety services to the Sutherlin community, and policing services to our contract city of Oakland. I ( would enjoy hearing from community members if anyone wishes to provide the departments with feedback. The Sutherlin Fire Department direct business phone number is (541) 459-1394, and the Sutherlin Police Department direct phone number is (541) 459-2211.

Without the support of the Sutherlin City Council and the City Manager, we could not have realized and enjoyed the level of success that exists today.  We will continue to focus on building community support, trust and goodwill as we move forward with our public safety mission. We believe in service, professionalism, dedication and will continue serving our community with pride in the months ahead.

To receive emergency Police, Fire or Medical Aid services please dial 911.  For non-emergency services please dial (541) 440-4471.

We thank you and please contact us if we can be of service.

Kirk M. Sanfilippo
Director of Public Safety

Deputy Chief, Avery Hazzard               Deputy Chief, Lon Dragt
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Welcome to our newest Volunteer Firefighter, Kaitlyn Smith, recently sworn in by City Recorder, Debbie Hamilton, and given the Code of Ethics by Deputy Chief, Avery Hazzard.
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  Fire at Softwinds Mobile Home Park, January 29th. 

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Structure Fire - 1464 E Central. 

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