Scott Richardson – Interim
Captain Richardson started in the fire service in 1995 when he became a resident volunteer at Polk County Fire District No. 1 in Independence, Oregon while attending the Chemeketa Community College fire science program in Salem. He graduated with an A.S. Degree in Fire Suppression from Chemeketa in 1997 and obtained his Paramedic Certification from the College of Emergency Services in Portland in 1998.
Captain Richardson began his full time career in 1999 after being hired by LaPine Fire District in Central Oregon. A few months later in 1999 he accepted a position with Douglas County Fire District No. 2. During his time with the district Captain Richardson has worked up through the ranks of Firefighter, Engineer, Lieutenant, and his current position as Captain. While employed with the district Captain Richardson continued his education and obtained his Bachelors Degree in Public Safety Administration through Grand Canyon University in 2008.