Tag: Keizer Fire District

New chief in the house

In September, Ryan Russell was named the Interim Fire Chief for Keizer Fire District by the board. Russell has been with KFD for two decades, and his start in the field has a strong connection to KFD’s roots. 

Russell started his career as a firefighter as a volunteer, though not in Keizer.

KFD audit sparks change

A cultural audit of the Keizer Fire District determined a lack of leadership at the top of the organization was the cause of many issues, leading to a negative and even toxic environment.

KFD changes plan for September 11 remembrance

The Keizer Fire District’s annual September 11 remembrance will be toned down this year, with no official ceremony or speeches, due to increased call volume and strain on responders. There will still be a moment of silence, with the flag at half-staff, a wreath and flags to honor the fallen firefighters.