It is the mission of the Springerville Volunteer Fire Department to provide safe and professional responses to fires and other emergencies to protect the lives and the property of the citizens that the Department serves. The Department believes that a large part of ensuring this environment is through continual training and education of its members and the public.
The all-volunteer department consists of 22 members, who have participated in local and state training, including mandatory attendance at the Firefighter 1 and 2 courses taught by the local community college, Northland Pioneer College. In addition, the members train each Thursday night to continue to polish their skills.
While not the department's primary role, the department works closely with the local community ambulance service, as several members of the department are certified Emergency Medical Technicians.
Chief Max Sadler
As Fire Chief for the last 10 years, Chief Sadler has been with the department for 20 years, starting as a volunteer fire fighter. A resident of Springerville most of his life, Chief Sadler joined the department because of his interest in firefighting and to help his community.