MFRD Announces Promotion of Staff
June, 26, 2015

June 26, 2015


R. Steve Huffman
Public Information Officer
(251) 208-2857/Fax: (251) 208-2861


Assistant Chief Billy Pappas announced today the promotion of two District Chiefs to the position of Deputy Chief.

District Chief Myron E. King, 56, has been with the department for over 25 years. A licensed Paramedic he was most recently the chief of the Emergency Medical Services Division.

King attended William High School and has a Bachelor of Science in Emergency Medical Services Administration and Management.

In 2009 he graduated from Leadership Mobile and he is a graduate of the Executive Development Institute at Dillard University in New Orleans, LA. He also completed course work in Fire Science Administration through Bishop State Community College.

District Chief Kenneth “Ken” H. Keller, 43 has been with the department for 17 years. A registered EMT Intermediate he was most recently the chief of the Training Division.

Keller spent 13 years in the U.S. Navy and Naval Reserve where he was first introduced to firefighting.

He has received numerous professional certifications from the National and State Fire Academies.

Keller has a Bachelor of Science in Fire Science and a Masters in Executive Leadership.

Keller serves on the Alabama State Fire College Technical Review Committee and has helped train over 800 firefighters throughout the Southeast.

These are the first promotions made from the new testing system by the Booth Research Group, Inc.

Deputy Chief is the third highest position, behind the Fire Chief and Assistant Fire Chief within the department.