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CDF Registry Record


Welcome to my CDF/Cal Fire Registry History Page. My name is John   Gruber , 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 .

My First Assignment with CDF began in : 1973.    I Retired in :   2006

Assigned Work Locations :  

Red Mountain FFS (San Diego), Monte Vista Headquarters FFS (San Diego),  Flinn Springs FFS (San Diego), Grossmont Mt. Helix Station 3 (San Diego), Potrero FFS (San Diego), Thermal-Sta.39 (Riverside).




Thermal (Station 39) (Riverside)


Favorite Assignments :  

Helitack assignments with the National Guard


Most Interesting Calls :  

Flying on fires with assigned aircraft. ( Rotory Wing)  and the people I can remember are what I miss most since retirement.


My thoughts about my time with CDF and some Comments for those considering  joining  CDF/Cal Fire :  

I am proud to have been a member of CDF. It was a heck of a ride. Young people looking for a career should try it. I tried it and stayed 31 years. Seasonal FF through Fire Captain.