Chief Sandfoss was hired by the Central Campbell County Fire District on July 1, 2000. He started his fire service career at the age of 17 with the Highland Heights Volunteer Fire Department. At the age of 18 he joined the military for two years. He served in the Vietnam War with the Second Battalion, 506th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division. In 1972, he started as a full-time firefighter with the Fort Thomas Fire Department and remained there until his retirement in May, 2000. Chief Sandfoss retired from Central Campbell Fire District on October 31, 2014 with more than 43 years in the fire service.