Jackson County Fire Dist. 3 searching for new fire chief

White City, Ore.- Jackson County Fire District 3 is searching for a new fire chief after the current chief confirmed he will serve in a new role in January.

Chief Dan Peterson will move to Utah and serve as chief of the Unified Fire Authority there. He assumes the role in mid-January.


“This experience has been surreal; I have called Southern Oregon home for close to 40 years,” said Peterson in a media release. “I am humbled to be starting this new chapter in my life, but it also makes me reflect on the remarkable relationships I have created while working here in Oregon.”

Petersen’s last day as Fire Chief at Fire District 3 will be January 15th.


In Thursday’s Board of Directors meeting, Stacy Maxwell was appointed as the interim Chief Executive Officer. Maxwell is currently the Chief Finance Officer and has been with the District since 1999. Fire District 3 recruitment process for fire chief opened Thursday, as well. Application details can be found on the website at www.jcfd3.com.

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