Fire Chief


Chief Perry Palmer

Chief Palmer joined the Fire Service in 1975 as a Volunteer Firefighter in Lebanon, Oregon. He was hired full time in 1977 and obtained his A.S. in Fire Science at Chemeketa Community College in Salem, Oregon and his Paramedic license from Linn Benton Community College in Albany, Oregon.

Palmer served as Fire Chief of Lebanon Fire District for the final 9 years of his 32-year career. In 2011 Meridian Fire Department appointed Palmer Deputy Chief of Prevention where he served until May of 2017, at which point he accepted the position of Fire Chief of the Kuna Rural Fire District.

During the span of his career, Palmer has served in virtually every rank of the Fire Service. Palmer continues to stay active in fire training and has taught at the college level. Chief Palmer has operated many times as a Strike Team/Task Force Leader as well as Division Supervisor on some of Oregon’s largest wildfires of the 90’s and early 2000’s.

Palmer is married to his wife Lori Jo and has 2 boys, the oldest is attending Boise State and the youngest is currently serving in the U.S. Army.

Chief Palmer is proud to be a part of the Kuna Rural Fire District and looks forward to helping the department and the community adapt to Kuna’s tremendous growth.