L.O.D.D./Active Duty Death

2022

Name Rank Years of Service Retirement Date Date of Death
Joey DeAnda Firefighter 2 Active Duty Death 1/8/2022

DeAnda

Joey came to our department in 2020 with years of experience as a Paramedic and as a County dispatcher. Joey will be remembered for his positive attitude and hard work ethic. Joey made lasting relationships with everyone he came in contact with. Joey was the example that if you put your heart and mind into something, you can accomplish anything.

2013

Name Rank Years of Service Retirement Date Date of Death
Allen Escobar Firefighter 10 Active Duty Death 10/1/2013

Escobar

Allen was hired at Santa Barbara County Fire Department on April 1, 2002 as a utility driver, promoted to fire equipment Dozer Swamper in April 2003, and ultimately became a firefighter on February 13, 2006. Allen was assigned to Fire Station 12 in Goleta. Allen received the Fire Chief’s Special Recognition Award for his excellent work on the Office of Emergency Services/Fire Department Wildland Task Force Outreach Days and his volunteer work on the Annual Safety Fair and Community Emergency Response Team Programs.

2011

Name Rank Years of Service Retirement Date Date of Death
Mike Burke Fire Captain 17 Active Duty Death 8/29/2011

Burke

Michael graduated from the Allan Hancock College Fire Academy and began his career with Lompoc City Fire Dept as a Reserve Firefighter, Vandenberg AFB Fire Dept as a civilian firefighter, Montecito Fire Dept and finally, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department. Michael progressed as a Firefighter- Paramedic, Engineer-Inspector and then as Captain at County Station 21 in Old Orcutt. During the Jesusita Fire in Santa Barbara, Michael's crew was the first on scene and last to leave. Michael loved being a firefighter and respected all of the firefighters he worked with.

2010

Name Rank Years of Service Retirement Date Date of Death
Dave Eden Engineer 25 L.O.D.D. 8/21/2010

Eden

David was a Hot Shot crew leader for Santa Barbara County before taking a full-time job with the County Fire Department as a firefighter. He retired after 27 years of service as an engineer. David used his knowledge of computers to make maps of fires for the department.

2009

Name Rank Years of Service Retirement Date Date of Death
Dean Moore Equipment Operator 13 L.O.D.D. 11/19/2009

Moore

Dean was hired by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department on April 22, 1996. Dean served the citizens of Santa Barbara County and the State of California for 13 ½ years as a Fire Heavy Equipment Operator. Dean was stationed in Los Alamos.

2003

Name Rank Years of Service Retirement Date Date of Death
Robert (Bob) Moseley Engineer 18 L.O.D.D. 1/1/2003

Moseley

Bob Moseley was hired as a reserve firefighter in Buellton in 1982 and was hired full-time two years later. He worked in both the Los Alamos and New Cuyama stations before he was promoted to fire engineer/inspector in July 2000 at Fire Station 18.