Fire Department

Brandan McGarr

Division Chief of Training, & Logistics

Division Chief Brandan McGarr completed the Yamhill County Firefighter Academy in 2004 as he was finishing his senior year of High School. DC McGarr worked 10 years as a Firefighter and four years as a Lieutenant before coming to Sutherlin. DC McGarr was hired by Sutherlin Fire Department as a Battalion Chief in 2018. On November 1, 2021, he was promoted to Division Chief. DC McGarr currently serves as Sutherlin Fire Department’s Training Officer, & Logistics Chief. DC McGarr holds an associate degree in Fire Science and is working towards his bachelor’s degree in Fire Administration. DC McGarr previously served as the City of Sutherlin Emergency Manager for approximately two years. DC McGarr says his favorite part of being in the fire service is that the fire department members put the community’s needs before their own. When Brandan isn’t working, he enjoys traveling, tinkering with home projects, and spending time with his wife and children.