Dan Tucker, Fire Chief
Chief Dan Tucker has been in the fire service for more than 29 years. He started with Black Butte Ranch RFPD as a resident volunteer in 1986, became a student firefighter in 1988. Chief Tucker was hired as a career captain in 1990 and promoted through the ranks until he became the Fire Chief in 2008.
Chief Tucker has an AAS Degree from Central Oregon Community College in Structural Fire Science and was a certified Paramedic for the State of Oregon (reverted back to an EMT Basic in 2011). He was raised in the Willamette Valley and in Central Oregon, graduating from Redmond High School in 1984.
Chief Tucker has been previously active with Air Life of Oregon (now Airlink) as a flight medic, with Jefferson County Search & Rescue (Camp Sherman Hasty Team) as a Swift-water Rescue Technician, High Angle Rescue Team and Ground Search Team. He has served as an adjunct placement counselor, coordinator and instructor with Central Oregon Community Colleges Fire Science and Paramedic programs and sat on the Fire Science Advisory panel for several years. Chief Tucker is a member of the Oregon Fire Chiefs Association and Central Oregon Fire Chiefs Association.
Chief Tucker has been married for 24 years to his wife Beverly and has one teenage son, Dillon.
Jason Ellison, Deputy Fire Chief
Deputy Chief Jason Ellison began his fire service career in 1996 as an Explorer for Clackamas Fire. At 18, he became a volunteer firefighter for Clackamas Fire. He attended Chemeketa Community College and obtained a degree in Fire Science. He has worked for Clackamas County Fire District #1 for almost 20 years before coming to Black Butte Ranch in July of 2022.
Deputy Chief Ellison has a passion for wildland firefighting and training. He brings experience in both areas to better serve our community.
Deputy Chief Ellison has four children and married his wife, Haley, in 2011. They keep very busy in their off time, participating in family events, sports, and family time exploring Central Oregon.