William Frederick Rodat

Tulare County
October 15, 2009

Rodat.William.Frederick_Photo RESIZEDBill Rodat forged his path into the fire service when he joined the U. S. Forest Service in 1977. Bill then began working for CAL FIRE, where he served as a fire captain and “training captain” in Tulare County. He was named Tulare’s ” Firefighter of the Year” in 1999, 2001, and 2007. Bill’s passion as a firefighter was working “in the field and training new firefighters to excel on the job.” He died of job-related cancer in 2009.

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