Thank You Keizer

By JEFF COWEN As I was counting down my time here at Keizer Fire, the opportunity to pursue retirement became available and timely, and for the District to seek the next Fire Chief. My time in emergency services is 42 years with nearly fifteen years here at KFD. I am[Read More…]

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Here’s why field burning is allowed in the Willamette Valley heat

With temperatures nearing or surpassing record levels and air quality warnings in effect, burn bans are commonplace.  But there are still sometimes long plumes of smoke headed into the skies over Salem begging the question: Why? “It’s a very visible activity, you can actively see it,” said farmer Kathy Hadley[Read More…]

KFD promotes two to engineer

Aaron Kennen and Andrew Snodgrass have their new badges pinned to them by their wives Jillian and Krystyl at the pinning ceremony on Friday, June 24, at Keizer Fire District. (JOSHUA MANES/Keizertimes) Those blue fire trucks around town have a couple of new drivers.  In front of friends, family and[Read More…]

KFD hosts car seat clinic

Sharon Hernandez receives instruction for properly putting her son Liam, 6-months, in a car seat at the KFD car seat clinic on Tuesday, May 10, at Keizer Fire District. (JOSHUA MANES/Keizertimes) Cars and SUVs made their way through the Keizer Fire District bay doors and came out with properly installed[Read More…]

Oh brother, no Mother’s Day Breakfast from KFD

For the third year in a row, pancakes won’t be flipping at the Keizer Fire District in May. With three weeks before the event, Keizer Fire District Chief Jeff Cowan has made the decision to forego the annual Mother’s Day Breakfast at the station. Protocols made the decision for them[Read More…]

KFD responds to residential fire

Keizer Fire District crews respond to a house fire (Submitted). Just after noon on Wednesday, Nov. 24, Keizer Fire District was notified of a “smoke in a structure” incident in the 400 block of Cummings LN N. by Willamette Valley Communications Center 911. First arriving crews confirmed a structure fire[Read More…]

SAFER grant allows MCFD1 to hire nine firefighters

MCFD1 Marion County Fire District #1 (MCFD1) received a much-needed boost when their local option levy was passed in May, which allowed the organization to rehire nine firefighter/paramedic positions and add a dedicated three-person engine company. Last month, the district received further assistance in their goal of improving response times.[Read More…]

KFD holding 9/11 ceremony on Saturday

Keizer Fire District Keizer Fire District will be hosting a 20th anniversary remembrance ceremony for the tragic events that took place on Sept. 11, 2001. The ceremony will take place this Saturday at 7 a.m. at Keizer Fire District. This is an outdoor gathering and Keizer Fire District will be[Read More…]

KFD enduring busiest summer in history

Along with going on multiple conflagrations this summer, including the Bootleg Fire (pictured above), Keizer Fire District responded to a total of record number of 608 calls for service last month (Getty Images). It has been a busy summer for Keizer Fire District (KFD) as the department has experienced a[Read More…]