June 29, 2021
Fire Captain Promotion
Recently the Susanville Fire Department conducted an internal recruitment for the position of Fire
Captain. I would like to announce that Fire Apparatus Engineer Kalvn McFarland has been
selected as the successful candidate for Fire Captain. Kalvn started his career with the Susanville
Fire Department in 2005 as a fire explorer in the BSA Explorer Post #2911 where he served for
two years, in 2007 Kalvn applied to the Susanville Volunteer Fire Department and was voted in as
a Volunteer Firefighter. The City of Susanville hired Kalvn as a full-time permanent Firefighter in
2008 and has since promoted through the ranks of Firefighter I, Firefighter II, and Fire Apparatus
Engineer, while also serving three tours of duty with the Army National Guard and obtaining his
I have no doubt Kalvn will continue to serve our community and the Susanville Fire Department
with devotion, pride and respect.
Congratulations, Captain McFarland.