Line Staff

Battalion Chief

Terry Krout has been a Yocha Dehe Fire Department’s battalion chief since March 2004. Terry brings 40 years fire service experience to the department.

Captain

Norm Alexander is a firefighter and paramedic at Yocha Dehe Fire Department. He was born and raised in San Jose, Calif.

Captain

Charlie Grows is a captain at the Yocha Dehe Fire Department. Charlie’s fire service career includes more than 35 years, beginning at age 16 with the Folsom Volunteer Fire Department, a four-year tour with the U.S. Air Force as a crash/structural firefighter, 28 years with the University of California Fire Department and presently with the Yocha Dehe Fire Department as a captain.

Captain

Gary Seabold is a captain at Yocha Dehe Fire Department. He was born in Southern California and moved to Granite Bay in 1978. Gary started his fire career in 1980 with the South Placer Fire District. He has also worked part time for Newcastle, Penryn and Loomis Fire Protection districts. In 1980, he was promoted to the rank of captain with the SPFD where he was also an acting battalion chief.

Captain

Scott Scardina is a Captain at Yocha Dehe Fire Department. He was born in Monterey, Calif. and attended Foothill High School in Sacramento, where he graduated in 1986.

Engineer / Paramedic

Jesse Hall is an engineer and paramedic at Yocha Dehe Fire Department. Jesse grew up in the small town of Columbia, California and always wanted to become a firefighter and follow the steps of his father and brother. Working to fulfill this dream, he took college fire science classes while still in attendance at Sonora High School. 

Engineer / Paramedic

Joel Scott was promoted to engineer and paramedic at Yocha Dehe Fire Department in 2011. He has lived in Yolo County for most of his life and began his firefighting career with the U.S. Forest Service when he was 18 years old.

Engineer / Paramedic

Damen Snow is an engineer and paramedic at Yocha Dehe Fire Department. He was born in Elk Grove, California and started his fire service career in Sacramento County during his senior year of high school. Before he graduated, Damen attended training at American River College to become an EMT-D. He received most of his experience responding to emergencies and treating patients on an ambulance in Galt. 

Engineer / Paramedic

Sam Tyler is an engineer and paramedic at Yocha Dehe Fire Department. He was born and raised in Sacramento, California where he graduated from Sacramento High School and decided on a career in the fire service. He received his associate’s degree in fire technology from American River College and a Bachelor of Science in fire service management from CSU Sacramento.

Engineer/ Paramedic

John Enea is an Engineer and Paramedic at Yocha Dehe Fire Department. He was born and raised in Redwood City, California and studied general education at Foothill Junior College and fire science at College of San Mateo. He received EMT-1 training at Skyline College in 1996, worked as an EMT-1 in San Mateo County and became a volunteer firefighter cadet with Woodside Fire District in 1997.

Engineer / Paramedic

Scott Stimson is an engineer and paramedic at Yocha Dehe Fire Department. He was born in 1972 in Contra Costa county. Upon his high school graduation, he enrolled in EMT and paramedic school and took fire science courses at Solano College.

Firefighter / Paramedic

Jesus Cedillo is a firefighter paramedic at Yocha Dehe Fire Department. He was born and raised in Sacramento, California where he currently resides.

Firefighter / Paramedic

Andrew Estrada began his career in the fire service in 1999 on a Type II wildland firefighting hand crew. In 2000, Andrew joined the Black Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew, an elite Type I wildland firefighting hand crew and remained with Black Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew for five seasons.

Firefighter / Paramedic

Dan is a firefighter and paramedic at Yocha Dehe Fire Department. He was born in San Francisco in 1972 and grew up in Marin County.

Firefighter / Paramedic

Chris Marson was born in Grass Valley, CA, and has resided in the foothill area throughout his life. He started his fire career with Cal Fire in 2002 as a seasonal firefighter and was later promoted to engineer paramedic in San Mateo County. He was hired with YDFD in 2009 as a firefighter / paramedic.

Firefighter / Paramedic

Chris Reed is a firefighter and paramedic at Yocha Dehe Fire Department. He was born and raised in Stockton, California where he currently resides.

Firefighter / Paramedic

Matt started in the fire service in June of 1994 as a volunteer with the Eldridge Fire Department. In the fall of 1994 he attended and completed the Santa Rosa JC FFI academy. In June of 1995 Matt graduated from Santa Rosa JC with an Associates Degree in Fire Science.

Firefighter / Paramedic

Tadashi Matsuoka received his Associate of Arts degree from Sierra College in 2005. He attended the Lake Tahoe Basin Fire Academy and N.C.T.I paramedic school. Matsuoka was a firefighter with the Hawaii Fire Department, Auburn City Fire Department, U.S.F.S and Lake Valley FPD prior to joining Yocha Dehe Fire Department in 2013 as a Firefighter/Paramedic.

 
Firefighter / EMT

At the early age of 15, Brian Barner started his career as an Explorer with the Cameron Park Fire Department and three years later became a Resident with that Department. Brian spent four seasons with Cal Fire prior to joining Yocha Dehe Fire Department in March of 2015.

Firefighter / EMT

Andrew Brooks also started as an Explorer with the Woodland Fire Program when he was 16.  He worked as a seasonal Firefighter/EMT from 2007 until December 2012 when he began working for UC Davis Medical Center as an ED Tech. Andrew was hired by the Department in March of 2015 and is working toward a Bachelor of Arts in Emergency Management.

Firefighter / EMT

Blake Miller was raised in West Sacramento. He completed the California Regional Fire Academy in 2011, earned his EMT certificate and received an Associates degree in Fire Technology in 2012. Blake joined the Yocha Dehe Fire Department in May of 2015.