Redmond Fire & Rescue Hires New Fire Chief

Chief Ken Kehmna

Redmond Fire & Rescue's Board of Directors today approved the hiring of a new fire chief to lead the district.

Chief Ken Kehmna will begin his new position in Redmond on November 1st. Chief Kehmna was previously the fire chief of Santa Clara County California and has an extensive resume’ in all aspects of managing and operating a fire district.

Board President Carroll Penhollow said “The Board of Directors and the entire organization is excited to have attracted such a talented professional to Redmond. It’s an excellent reflection on recently retired Fire Chief Tim Moor and this entire organization that we are able to attract such a qualified professional.”

Chief Kehmna brings over 31 years of experience and is well known nationally for his contributions.

Chief Kehmna said “I look forward to taking the helm at Redmond Fire & Rescue. This community should be proud of having built such an excellent organization from bottom to top.”

The Western Fire Chiefs Association provided assistance in recruiting a talented pool of professionals. Chief Executive Officer Jeff Johnson commented “We are excited for both Redmond Fire & Rescue and Chief Kehmna. This is an excellent department paired with a top fire chief...congratulations to them both”

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