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1/14/2016 - City Manager Names New Fire Chief

Jason Gage
City Manager
(785) 309-5700

Salina City Manager Jason Gage has appointed Kevin Royse as Fire Chief. This position generated 32 candidates from across the country.

Mr. Royse is the current Junction City Fire Chief. He comes to the City with nearly 29 years of fire service experience. His fire service career began in Wichita, where he held various ranks including battalion chief prior to accepting his current chief   role in 2013. Kevin holds both masters and bachelors degrees in Criminal Justice from Wichita State University, and is also a graduate of the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer program. 

City Manager Gage states: 
"Kevin is a very competent and bright person.  He has the integrity, skill set and leadership ability to keep Salina’s Fire Department as one of the best in Kansas!”

Mr. Royse will begin his new role mid-February.