Chief Crume, a lifelong resident of the Rogue Valley, began his career as a Volunteer Firefighter for Jackson County Fire District #1 in 2009. Simultaneously, he owned and operated a construction company and attended Fire Science classes through Rogue Community College.
Chief Crume finished EMT and Firefighter Academy in 2010 and was hired by Evans Valley Fire District #6 in 2013 as a Lieutenant Training Officer. In 2015, Chief Crume was awarded the OFIA “Oregon Fire Instructor of the Year” award for his work as the President of the Rogue Interagency Training Association.
After working five years with Evans Valley Fire District #6, Chief Crume was promoted to Fire Chief in 2018. In 2023, Chief Crume accepted the position of Fire Chief with Jackson County Fire District #4.