Information Technology Administrator Paul Rydings

Originally from Manchester in England, Paul served sixteen years in the Royal Air force as a Ground Communication Telecommunications engineer living and serving in many different countries and campaigns. Originally repairing HF and Satellite equipment Paul later cross trained from electronics engineer to computers whilst still in the RAF and served his last 3 years of military service as an IT Administrator for NATO in Italy.

Paul began his career at Fire District 3 in 2008 as the IT specialist working on our single server, personal computers and telephone system. Since that time he has expanded our network to multiple servers.

Paul’s responsibilities have transitioned from technician to manager. He was promoted to IT Administrator in July 2011. This promotion has seen his primary focus shift to data analysis and GIS mapping work. Paul works closely with our 911 dispatch center and other government agencies to expand our capabilities for the future.

Paul lives with his young daughter Katherine and now regards Southern Oregon as home.