Fire Department

Scott McKnight

Deputy Chief of Operations

Deputy Chief Scott McKnight served as a Sutherlin Firefighter from 1989 until 1993. DC McKnight then worked for Douglas County Fire District #2, where he retired after 26 years of service working his way up to Lieutenant. Since DC McKnight’s return to Sutherlin Fire Department in 2018, he has served as the Deputy Chief of Operations. DC McKnight also serves as the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training’s District Liaison Officer (DLO), granting him the opportunity to assist all Douglas County Fire Districts. DC McKnight enjoys working in the fire service because every day and every call presents a different way to help people. Scott’s off duty hobbies include riding horses, team penning, and watching his kids play sports.