A Safer Tomorrow Starts Today

This slogan underscores the city’s dedication to ensuring the safety and well-being of both the Sanford Fire Department staff and the residents they serve. It's not just about the Sanford Fire Department; it’s a commitment to the community, promising better fire protection services, faster response times, and improved emergency medical services.

The upcoming November election gives Sanford/Springvale voters the opportunity to decide on the construction of two new fire stations. Here's why these stations are urgently needed:
  • Age: Our current stations are too old to meet modern standards, with the Sanford Station at 50 years old and the Springvale Station nearly 100 years old.
  • Size: The stations are too small for modern needs, lacking space for essential facilities and equipment.
  • Decontamination Zones: The lack of proper decontamination areas poses health risks to firefighters after exposure to hazardous materials.
  • Equity Concerns: Inadequate facilities, with no separate showers for female firefighters and shared bunk rooms.
  • Safety: Failure to comply with current safety standards poses risks to personnel and public safety.
  • Location: Current locations are no longer optimal for serving our growing community.
  • Cost Implications: Approval of the $42.5 million project allows for the immediate pursuit of federal grants, avoiding additional costs.
Every day SFD protects us; your vote protects them!