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Rob Cassady, Captain

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Captain Rob Cassady


Year Started with District: 1990

Hometown: Guerneville, born and raised.

Educational Background: Rob attended Guerneville Elementary (K-8) and was the first recipient of the Lincoln Stewart Award, a scholarship presented at 8th grade graduation, by Guerneville Fire.  El Molino High School and SRJC.  EMT, Swift Water Rescue Technician, California State Fire Investigator, Fire Officer.

Career History: Rob began working as soon as he was old enough at J's Amusement Park then on to Safeway.  In 1990, Rob became a Sonoma County Sheriff Department Explorer, then was able to join Guerneville (Russian River) Fire as a volunteer at 16 years old.  At the time the age requirement was 18 however Rob was able to gather a few others that were interested in joining and the District lowered the age to 16.  Rob left Safeway and became a Correctional Deputy for the Sonoma County Sheriff Department.  During this time, Rob was able to stay active with Russian River Fire and was hired full-time in 2002 as an Engineer.  Rob became Acting Captain in 2004 before promoting to Captain in 2006.  Rob became the Operations Captain in 2010.

Special Assignments: Operations Captain, Fire Prevention and Fire Investigator.

Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, camping, family trips with his travel trailer.