The Sandy Fire District Board of Directors has authorized a survey of the local community. The purpose of the survey is to provide an opportunity for residents to share their opinions and expectations about the services and programs currently offered by the Fire District.
“We would like to know what people’s priorities are with regard to the District,” said Board Chairman Len Tobias. “The community has a right to expect professional emergency services, and we would like to confirm that we’re meeting those expectations.”
Conducted by mail, the survey has been sent to approximately 5,000 randomly selected residents of the District. Questions on the survey relate to recent experience with the District, prioritization of the District’s services and programs, and general knowledge about the organization. Residents who don’t receive a mail survey can still participate. Copies of the survey are available for pick up at the main fire station located at 17460 Bruns Avenue in Sandy during business hours between 8:00 and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. You may call 503-668-8093 if you are unable to pick up a survey during business hours.
According to Fire Chief Gary McQueen, the survey is an important part of the District’s planning process. “We certainly hope to hear from a lot of our citizens. The District’s current strategic plan calls for improved communication with our community, creating awareness about the programs and services we do offer, and improving the public’s overall preparedness for emergency events.”
Completed surveys should be returned by October 30. Results of the survey will be compiled and reported by Emergency Services Consulting International, an Oregon-based firm located in Wilsonville.
Contact Info: Contact: Chief Gary McQueen