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Kenneth Chaffee

Position: Firefighter/Paramedic

Bio: My name is Kenneth but I go by Ken or Kenny.  Kenny grew up in San Mateo with his older sister and mother.  He moved to Santa Rosa in 1996 to pursue a career in the fire service.  He started full-time work with AMR, Sonoma County as an EMT in 1998.  He studied Fire and EMS related courses at the Santa Rosa Junior College where he obtained his Paramedic license in 2000.  In 2001 he promoted to Paramedic with AMR, Sonoma County where he maintained full-time status until 2021.  Kenny volunteered with Windsor Fire for 5 years and worked at Novato Fire where he obtained his Firefighter I certificate.  Kenny is married with a blended family of 6 children, 4 dogs, 4 cats and a cockatiel bird.  Kenny enjoys cooking, especially BBQ, classic cars, listening to music and building things.  He is currently building an outside kitchen at his home.

Year started with District: 2021

Hometown: San Mateo

Educational Background: Sequoia District Adult School - High school diploma, Canada College - General Education, Skyline College - EMT, Santa Rosa Junior College - Paramedic certificate, Novato Fire - Firefighter I academy.

Career History: AMR & Bell's - Paramedic, Heart Helpers CPR Company - Owner/Instructor, Windsor Fire - Volunteer Firefighter, Novato Fire - Firefighter/Paramedic, AMR Sonoma/Marin - EMT, General Construction Apprentice.

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