FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 17, 2015
SCOTTS VALLEY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT HONORS PETE STELLING FOR 35 YEARS OF SERVICE
Began his fire service career as a probationary fireman in 1980
Scotts Valley, California, February 17, 2015 – The Scotts Valley Fire Protection District (SVFPD) Board of Directors honored Captain Pete Stelling with a proclamation recognizing his thirty-five years of dedicated and exceptional service to the Scotts Valley Fire Protection District, the Fire Service and the Community.
Stelling began his fire service career as a probationary fireman on January 1, 1980, was promoted to Engineer April 1, 1984, and to Captain on July 1, 1990.
Captain Stelling is the most senior member of the twenty-three career firefighters including current fire district employees with at least thirty years of service: Battalion Chiefs Jim Delucchi, Tim Theilen and Ron Whittle and other Captains John Crivello, Mike Pasquini and Butch Theilen.
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 1,947 calls for service in 2014, from its two fire stations.
Attached photo: Captain Pete Stelling (photo by Jesse Gabriel Photography)