Battalion Chiefs

The Fire District incorporates three work shifts — A, B & C. A Battalion Chief is assigned to each shift and is ultimately responsible for all firefighters in their command. They serve a vital role in being in command of emergency responses occurring on their shift, and they also assist in training and district administration. The Battalion Chiefs report directly to the Fire Chief.

Battalion Chief Randy Ray

Randy Ray, Battalion Chief

“A” Shift Battalion Chief Randy Ray began employment with the Florissant Valley Fire Protection District in October 1987. He progressed through the ranks of Private, Engineer, and was promoted to Captain in June 2001. In January 2014, he was promoted to Battalion Chief, and serves as Shift Commander on A Shift.

“As a person who was born and raised in Florissant, it’s truly an honor to serve the citizens of this district. Through the years I’ve been able to watch the Florissant Valley Fire Protection District become one of the most progressive and respected districts in St. Louis County, if not the entire state. I look forward to helping lead our district into the future of the fire and EMS services.”

You may reach Battalion Chief Ray at:

Email –

Phone – 314-837-4894

Battalion Chief Russ Kleffner

Russ Kleffner, Battalion Chief

“B” Shift Battalion Chief Kleffner was promoted in March, 2018.

You may reach Battalion Chief Kleffner at:


Phone: 314-837-4894

Battalion Chief Rob Carroll

Rob Carroll, Battalion Chief

“C” Shift Battalion Chief Carroll has been employed by the Fire District since 1988. He served as a Private and Engineer before being promoted to Captain in June of 2009. Rob was promoted to his current rank of Battalion Chief in January of 2016.

You may reach Battalion Chief Carroll at:

Email –

Phone (314) 837-4894