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The Santa Barbara County Fire Department is sad to announce the passing of Firefighter Paramedic Joseph (Joey) DeAnda who passed away on Saturday January 8th, 2022. Joey succumbed to traumatic injuries while snowboarding with friends.

Joey came to our department in 2020 with years of experience as a Paramedic and as a County dispatcher. Joey will be remembered for his positive attitude and hard work ethic. Joey made lasting relationships with everyone he came in contact with. Joey was the example that if you put your heart and mind into something, you can accomplish anything.

Please keep Joey’s family in your thoughts and prayers.





Contact Information:
Captain Daniel Bertucelli
Information Officer
Office 805-681-5531
Cell 805-896-6336
News Line 805-681-5546
Email [email protected]
Twitter @SBCFireInfo


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Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Mission Canyon, Mission Hills, Orcutt, Santa Maria, Sisquoc, and Vandenberg Village