Staff Report

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department has announced the retirements of four longtime employees, including its public information officer, Capt. Dave Zaniboni.

In 33 years of service, Zaniboni rose through the ranks from firefighter paramedic to captain. He was a frequent public face recently while representing the department during the Sherpa, Whittier and Thomas fires and the Montecito debris flow.

Zaniboni’s replacement will be Capt. Daniel Bertucelli, who has worked for the department since 2005, also starting as a firefighter paramedic. He has been an active member of the department’s Water Rescue, USAR, Air Support, and HazMat teams. He has lived in Santa Barbara since 1993.

Also retiring in March were Division Chief Steve Oaks and Engineer Randy Harris, who both served the department for 32 years, and Capt. Peter Ysebrands, who served for 33 years.