Molalla Rural Fire Protection District #73 is approximately 101 square miles with an ambulance service area (ASA) of 350 square miles covering a portion of the neighboring fire districts and the unprotected wilderness area. The District operates from three stations: Station 82, the headquarters station in the city of Molalla; Station 81, four miles to the north on Highway 213 and Station 85, five miles south on Sawtell Road. Both the Sawtell and Mulino stations are served by volunteers living in those areas. MRFPD #73, an Oregon special service district, is a modern, full-service fire agency, providing fire suppression, prevention, investigation, public education, rescue, and ambulance transport services.
Molalla Fire District is currently served by 12 career staff that includes one part time office assistant. Three students and sixty-five volunteer and support staff. Six of the line firefighter/paramedics were hired from a combination of Federal Grant Funding and a recently passed tax levy. Below you will find a short bio on each of the staff members.
Board Of Directors
Molalla Fire District is NOT affiliated in any way with the City of Molalla and receives no funding from the city. Molalla Fire district is a “Special District” governed by a 5 member board of directors who are elected by the citizens of Molalla. Board positions have a four year term. Below are the Board Members names and their term history.
|Board Member||Years Elected||Term Expires|
|Position #1||Mike Towner||2007, 2011,2015||2019|
|Position #2||Brian Wolfe||2007, 2011,2015||2019|
|Position #3||Steve Long||2011,2015||2019|
|Position #4||Todd Gary||2005, 2009, 2013, 2017||2021|
|Position #5||Brian Lister||2017||2021|