Assistant Chief

Assistant Chief Kinney brings over 25 years of fire service experience to the Yocha Dehe Fire Department. Kinney began his service with the Freedom Fire Department, working as a seasonal Firefighter for Cal Fire and spent 23 years working for the communities of Davis and UC Davis.


Fred was born and raised in Woodland, California. He graduated from Woodland High school and is an veteran of the United States Army. He began his career as a mechanic at the age of 15 while assisting an airplane mechanic maintaining several Grumman AG Cat Bi-planes. He later worked as a full service gas station attendant/mechanic before graduating school and entering in the military where he was trained as a heavy wheeled vehicle mechanic/recovery specialist.