There has been a change of leadership at the Roseburg Fire Department as Fire Marshal Monte Bryan assumed the role of fire chief effective last Thursday.
Bryan replaces retiring chief Gary Garrisi, who stepped away from a 33-year career as a firefighter on March 31.
Garrisi began his firefighting career as a member of the Arcata, California, volunteer fire department in 1987. After serving 26 years with the Yuba City, California, fire department, he retired as that department’s battalion chief before becoming the assistant fire chief for the City of Roseburg. Garrisi was promoted to fire chief in 2019.