We at the Vista Fire Department would like to congratulate Firefighter Dan Gjodesen on completing his probationary period in the Department through the VFD Mentor Program!
Since joining in February 2018, Firefighter Gjodesen has completed driver training on our Ambulances and is currently working on being a cleared driver on Engine 142. Firefighter Gjodesen actively participates during calls & drills and has been mentored throughout his probationary period by Lieutenant Wilmer Cervantes.
The VFD Mentor Program is a process where new members are paired up with a senior member to help guide them through their probationary period in the Department. This program was developed to help transition new members into the Department by understanding call response, attending weekly Monday drills and preparing them for classes they may be taking in their 1st year with the Department.