Russell City Fire Chief Shane Preston Accepts Job with Hays Fire Department

By David Elliott
KRSL – October 17, 2018

Russell City Fire Department Chief Shane Preston has been selected to become the City of Hays’ next Deputy Fire Chief. His last day with the City of Russell is November 9, 2018.

According to a press release from Russell City Manager Jon Quinday, Preston’s service to the City of Russell began in 2000 as a firefighter. He worked his way through the ranks of lieutenant and captain before becoming the department’s chief in May of 2013.

Preston has led the department for five years, improving the condition of the department’s fire trucks, implementing several major preventative maintenance programs, and worked closely with the Public Works and 911 Communications Departments to receive an upgraded ISO Public Protection Classification of 3. This ISO rating puts the city in the top 10 percent in the nation in terms of fire protection systems and capabilities.

Chief Preston also spent many hours presenting fire prevention programs with local schools and civic groups. It’s not uncommon to see elementary students at the firehouse being taught fire prevention.


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