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.
The KFD will host their open house event on Monday, Oct. 10, featuring fire safety and emergency preparedness tips, fun for the kids, and more.
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…]
The Keizer Fire District Board of Directors appointed Division Chief Ryan Russell the new interim Fire Chief at Tuesday’s board meeting.
The appointment of an interim Fire Chief is on the agenda for the Sept. 20 meeting of the Keizer Fire District Board.
The Keizer Fire District Board of Directors officially signed the separation agreement with Chief Jeff Cowan during the open session for the board meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 14.
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.