Ryan Russell was sworn in as the new Keizer Fire District Fire Chief on Friday after seven months as the interim chief.
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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.
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 Keizer Fire District Board of Directors appointed Division Chief Ryan Russell the new interim Fire Chief at Tuesday’s board meeting.