Top Personnel Changes at County Fire

Eighteen-year veteran Rob Heckman was named Santa Barbara County Fire’s new second-in-command, replacing Eric Peterson, who was just named Fire Chief. David Sadecki, a 34-year County Fire veteran who spent the last six years as public information officer, retired this week and is being succeeded by Dave Zaniboni.

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