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Stanford Alfred Simi

Chief Stanford Alfred Simi began his 51-year career in the fire service in 1966 as a volunteer firefighter. By 1974, Stanford was the chief of the Rio Vista, River Delta and Montezuma Fire Departments. Chief Simi served his community with honor and distinction and received many awards — including Special Congressional recognition for invaluable service to his community, Solano County Firefighter of the Year and the Melvin Jones Award. Outside of the fire service, Stanford was an avid fisherman, possessed a Class III Private Pilot’s License, and enjoyed any opportunity to train and mentor future firefighters. Last November, while still in active duty, Chief Simi succumbed to the effects of job-related cancer. He is survived by his wife, Medora, and their children.


Jake Anthony Kissinger

Jake was destined to become a Firefighter in the fire service. Somerthing he had dreamed about his entire life. He was working for River Delta Fire District while persuing his EMT certification, fire science degree and gaining the experience he needed. Tragically, Jake passed away on March 18, 2023 at the young age of 20 during a dirt bike accident. Jake had a passion for people, cooking meals at the station, day to day tasks, training and running calls. He will be greatly missed

Jake was an outdoors enthusiast, enjoying activities such as fishing, dirt bike riding, jet skiing, and boating. Jake also had a passion for cars and anything with an engine.