Welcome to my CDF/Cal Fire Registry History Page. My name is Robert Robeson , and this is a short Historical perspective of my time with the organization. My Training, Assignments, Calls, Incidents and Adventures that I recall as vivid memories. My co-workers and friends often called me Bob .
My First Assignment with CDF began in : 1960. I Retired in : 1999
Assigned Work Locations : Lyons Valley, Valley Center, La Mesa, Flinn Springs,
Ramona, Monte Vista, Red Mountain, Orange County Headquarters, Julian, Morgan Hill, Morena CC, Puerta La Cruz CC.
Lyons Valley, Valley Center, La Mesa, Flinn Springs,
Favorite Assignments : San Diego RU Forest Fire Stations: FF, FFTD, FC/
Orange County RU: BC/
Santa Clara RU: DC,/
San Diego RU: Vegetation Management Program Forester Two/
Morena CC: DC/ Puerta la Cruz CC: DC
San Diego RU Forest Fire Stations: FF, FFTD, FC/
Most Interesting Calls : #1. I was shot in the hand by deer hunter while walking on the fireline during the Woodson Fire 1967, Ramona……..
#2. Three CDF employees and I were burned over by an unannounced “burnout” operation conducted by a USFS employee on Breckenridge Fire, Lake Ysabella, 1965.
We were supervising 60 Porterville “field workers” at the time. Extreme close call!…….
#3. Our Helicopter crashed just after we unloaded from it, on the same incident………
#4. Participated in an out of state fire assignment as Agency Rep., along with 25 CDF FC’s and 2 BC’s.
We went to Colorado to train an Army Company in 40 hour fire line construction and safety course; then spent 3 weeks with them on Warmlakes Fire Complex, Cascade Idaho.
#1. I was shot in the hand by deer hunter while walking on the fireline during the Woodson Fire 1967, Ramona……..
My thoughts about my time with CDF and some Comments for those considering joining CDF/Cal Fire : I enjoyed every minute of my 38 years with CDF and still enjoy working with them.
I enjoyed every minute of my 38 years with CDF and still enjoy working with them.