ALONE WE CAN DO LITTLE.
TOGETHER
WE CAN DO SO MUCH.”
Helen Keller
In celebration of our centennial anniversary,
we pause to reflect
and be grateful for the dedicated men and women
who serve the community
as part of the Montecito Fire Department
͙yesterday, today & tomorrow.
La France Fire Engine
June 1917 MFD is Established
1926 Pierce Arrow Engine
1931 Station One on East Valley Rd
1951 Station Two built on Cold Springs Rd
1951 Mack Engine
1955 Crown Engine
1960 Van Pelt Pumper
1962 Crown Engine
1984 Mack Engine
1991 Current Station One is built on San Ysidro Road
1937 Montecito Fire Department
1937 Delivery of Mack Engine
1937 Drills with new Mack Engine
1984 Drills Engineer Al Gregson, Firefighter Chris Mahon,
Captain Ron Dellar Mack Triple Combo Pumper
1990 Captain Al Gregson, Firefighter Gary Monday, Firefighter Kurt
Mann with a Pierce Arrow Triple Combo Pumper
1990 Drills Pierce Arrow Triple Combo Pumper
1983 Chief John Walters with Mack Engine
1962 Rides in the new Crown Pumper
1948 Dodge Power Wagon 4-Wheel Drive
1983 Santa rides to the Biltmore
1980 1956 Crown at work in the 1980’s
1980’s Fun with a vintage engine in the 1980’s
1973 A new Van Pelt Pumper on an International chassis
1920’s Station One
1930’s Ensign, Tenney, Olie Hunter — Near Billings Park
1930’s Firefighter Near Billings Park
1930’s Near Billings Park
1920 Fire at the Hammonds Estate
1920 Fire at the Hammonds Estate
1950’s Car accident, Near Miramar Hotel
1969 Flood, Near Mountain Drive at Brooktree
1969 Flood, Near Mountain Drive at Brooktree
1959 Car accident on Cold Spring Road
Date Unknown Hose bed
1960’s Engine test at Sheffield Reservoir
1960’s Firefighter with Scott Airpack
1950’s Fire on Ortega Ridge
1950’s Fire on Ortega Ridge
1970 Ventura Pier
1950’s Brush fire 2100 block of Foothill Road
1987 Thank you letter from Brig. Gen. Henry Muller, U.S. Army
1989 Note from a thankful neighbor
1957 Following a residence fire, La Vereda Lane, New Years Day
1957 Following a residence fire, La Vereda Lane, New Years Day
1938 Fire on Upper Hot Springs
1955 30th Anniversary BBQ for Chief Ensign
1955 Chief Ensign cuts the cake, 30th Anniversary BBQ
1955 Pink Cricket Restaurant, April
1956 Repairing driveway at Station Two
1956 Capt. M.A. Lopez, Fireman Gerry Ellinger & Eng. Jack Staniforth,
Firemen Association Parade
1959 Charles Graham during a drill
1959 Charles Graham during a drill
1959 Plaque presentation by Chief Ensign to Commissioner Walker
1959 Plaque presentation by Chief Ensign to Commissioner Walker
1959 BBQ retirement party for Commissioner Bill Walker
1959 BBQ retirement party for Commissioner Bill Walker
1959 Car accident on Cold Springs Road
1960 Fire at Montecito Union School
1961 Captains N.H. Brown & M.A. Lopez attend Oil Fire School at Bakersfield
1962 Chief Roy Tenney directs operations, Sycamore Canyon Road
1964 Coyote Fire aftermath, near Mountain Drive
1964 Coyote Fire starts small and, driven by winds, grows quickly
1964 Coyote Fire starts small and, driven by winds, grows quickly
1964 Coyote Fire starts small and, driven by winds, grows quickly
1964 Coyote Fire starts small and, driven by winds, grows quickly
1964 Squad One damaged by while fighting Coyote Fire
1964 Eng. Jack Staniforth & Fireman Dave Powell were burned while fighting the Coyote Fire
1964 Vehicles from across California gather for “Fire Camp” at San Carlos Ranch Polo Field
1930’s Climbing the tower at old Station One
1990’s Fire Jeep
2015 Fire engine washed and polished
1917-1925
First Fire Chief, Edgar L. Sinex
1925-1967
Chief George H. Ensign
1967-1975
Chief Norman W. Vincent
1974-1985
Chief Charles Graham
1984-1986
Chief John Walters
1987-2006
Chief Herb McElwee
2000-2006
Chief Ron McClain
2006-2012
Chief Kevin Wallace
2012-present
Chief Chip Hickman
2017 Board Members
Board Members Pictured from left to right
Mike Lee, Sylvia Easton, John Abraham Powell,
Peter van Duinwyk and John Venable