An all volunteer fire district
The Seal Rock Fire District is an all-volunteer department that was established in 1962.
The main station in Seal Rock
was built in 1968 and equipped with two fire trucks.
The Bayshore station
was constructed primarily by fire department volunteers in 1980.
The Seal Rock Fire District has two primary response fire engines. Engine 1 is a 1,000-gallon
pumper housed at the Bayshore station, along with Tender 4, a 2,500 gallon water truck.
Engine 7, a 1,000 gallon pumper was purchased in 2001 and is kept with Rescue 5 at the main
station in Seal Rock. Rescue 5 carries 480 gallons of water with foam, medical equipment,
and the "Jaws of Life." We also have water rescue with two jet skis.
Every firefighter with the Seal Rock Fire District is provided with a full set of protective
clothing, known as "turn-outs." Volunteers carry pagers and are dispatched to emergencies
by the 9-1-1 dispatchers at WVCC.
The five members of the Seal Rock Fire Board of Directors
are elected to four-year terms
and are volunteers themselves, overseeing fire department business and budgets to serve the needs
of the community and fire district.