Keizer Fire swore in 11-year old Maddox Schmidt as Honorary Fire Chief on Sunday.
At approximately 4:49 p.m. on Friday, Keizer Fire District responded to a structure fire at a home on Gary Street.
In all, 501 adults and 75 kids dined at KFD for Mother’s Day, but those numbers are about half of what came through the bay prior to the pandemic.
Ryan Russell was sworn in as the new Keizer Fire District Fire Chief on Friday after seven months as the interim chief.
The Keizer Neighborhood Associations held a combined forum on Friday, hosting candidates up for director roles in the coming special election.
Candidates for Keizer Fire District Board, Chemeketa Community College and Salem-Keizer School Board took the opportunity to introduce themselves to those in attendance, and share their qualifications and plans.
Keizer Fire District and Marion County Fire District 1 will be receiving new engines as part of the State Fire Marshal’s $25 million Engine Program, the Fire Marshal announced on Tuesday.
Keizer Fire District responded to 52 calls over a 24-hour period during last week’s ice storm.
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.
The Keizer Fire District hosted its first open house since the pandemic on Monday.
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.