On August 23rd, Don Russ was appointed as Portland Fire & Rescue’s newest battalion chief. Russ was sworn in during a ceremony at Portland’s City Hall in the presence of Fire Chief John Klum, Operations Chief John Nohr, Training Chief Scott Fisher, other Fire Bureau personnel, and family.
Russ began his career with Portland Fire as a firefighter in 1984. He also brings experience to his new position as a fire inspector, lieutenant, and captain.
Under the direction of a deputy fire chief, a battalion chief has command responsibility for all fire, rescue, and emergency medical service activities within one of the four battalions (specific geographic regions) within the City of Portland.
Congratulations to Battalion Chief Russ on his appointment!
Portland Fire & Rescue We Respond: Always Ready, Always There
August 24, 2010