Scotts Valley, California, March 1, 2015 – Scotts Valley Fire Protection District’s Chief, Daniel Grebil, announces the promotion of Chris Stubendorff to Captain, effective January 2, 2016.

Stubendorff began his fire service career as a paid call firefighter in 2000, became a career firefighter/paramedic in 2001 and promoted to Engineer/Paramedic in 2006. Prior to joining Scotts Valley Fire, Stubendorff worked as an ambulance paramedic and as a Santa Cruz Beach Lifeguard.

Stubendorff has worked on several special projects including Emergency Medical Services Training, Fire Apparatus Maintenance and the development of a computer based mapping program. He is a State Certified Instructor and continues to teach new firefighters and Emergency Medical Services personnel throughout the county.

Stubendorff was born and raised in Scotts Valley graduating from Soquel High School and attending college in Santa Barbara. He and his wife Rameena live in Aptos.

Captain/Paramedic Stubendorff supervises a fire station crew and describes his promotion as a “dream come true” and hopes to continue to serve the community in which he grew up in with the utmost enthusiasm, professionalism and dedication.

SVFPD provides year round fire protection services, including paramedic services, to twenty-two and one-half square mile area from the Santa Cruz city limits to Laurel Curve from Henry Cowell State Park to Glen Canyon/Vine Hill Roads and includes all of the City of Scotts Valley. The population of the District is approximately eighteen thousand six hundred, including about eleven thousand within the city limits. SVFPD is governed by an elected board of five citizens and responded to 1,924 calls for service in 2015, from its two fire stations.

Attached photo: Captain/Paramedic Chris Stubendorff (photo by Jesse Gabriel Photography)