MEET THE CHIEF
On June 18, 2020, the Lane Fire Authority Board of Directors officially hired Dale Borland as Fire Chief of Lane Fire Authority. Immediately after, the Santa Clara RFPD Board officially hired Dale as Santa Clara’s Fire Chief. The intent was to eliminate any confusion over leadership of the Santa Clara Rural Fire Protection District.
In June 2019, Dale Borland was hired as LFA’s Interim Chief to fill the position left vacant with the retirement of the former Chief.
Dale Borland began his career as a firefighter in 1979 on his 16th birthday when he joined Lane Rural Fire and Rescue as a volunteer. At the time he was a student at Junction City High School. Right after high school, Dale started working in the woods and later for Swanson Superior in a variety of mill jobs. All the while, he continued volunteering with Lane Rural. In April of 2005, Dale was hired as the Assistant Chief of Lane Rural and a year later he was hired as the department’s Chief. In 2011, Lane Rural functionally consolidated with Lane County Fire District One and became Lane Fire Authority. Dale was hired as LFA’s Assistant Chief under Terry Ney who had been hired as LCFD#1’s Chief the year before.
Chief Borland brings to Lane Fire Authority a strong background of leadership and practical knowledge. His appointment was enthusiastically embraced by LFA’s membership.