Sunset Fire and Rescue – “Pride Is Our Pay”
Sunset City is located about 25 miles from Salt Lake City in northern Davis County. The city encompasses an area of 1.9 miles by .6 miles and has a population of 5,200 residents. Sunset City was incorporated in 1935.
Geographically, the city is located between the Wasatch Mountains on the east-side and by the Great Salt Lake on the west-side. The city borders Hill Air Force Base, Clinton, Clearfield and Roy.
The Sunset City Fire and Rescue began in 1956 as a volunteer fire fighting crew. In 1995, we added rescue as a component of the volunteer duties. Today, 90% of the calls are related to Emergency Medical Services (EMS). We provide primary fire protection to both urban and suburban areas as well as covering several miles of I-15.
The department has 30 volunteers operating 2 fire suppression devices, 1 squad and a hazmat-rehab trailer. On average, the volunteers respond to about 400 calls per year.
Sunset Fire Department is very proud of our agency and history. As a volunteer department our motto is: “Pride is our Pay.”
Firefighters meet Thursday evenings for training sessions. Recently we sponsored a Landing Zone Safety course. Jodie Morgan, from Life Flight, taught the class followed by a visit from the McKay-Dee Hospital based Agusta 109 k2. The flight crew went over aircraft safety, ground to air communications and preparing patients for transport.
The volunteers of Sunset Fire are great people with whom to work. They are professionals, conscientious in caring for their patients and meticulous in working with flight crews.
Safety is not just a word for them. They provide a safe environment for flight crews to operate ensuring that our landing zones are safe and for that we salute the volunteers of Sunset Fire and Rescue.
Chief Neil Coker
Assistant Chief James Weston