The theme of the 2011 Juneau 4th of July Parade will be "Honoring our firefighters and police officers." The grand marshals have been announced and include Juneau Police Department Sgt. David Campbell, Capital City Fire and Rescue Fire Chief Richard Etheridge, Fire Captain Ed Quinto and public safety communications developer Carlos Cadiente.
Originally from Fairbanks, Campbell moved to Juneau in 1995 with his wife, Keni Lynn, and their sons, Tyler and Cody. He received his Bachelor's of Justice degree from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 1994 and began work at the Juneau Police Department April 1, 1995. He completed the Alaska Law Enforcement Training Academy in Sitka, where he graduated as the class valedictorian. He is currently enrolled in the Master of Public Administration program at the University of Alaska Southeast.
During his 15-year career with JPD, Campbell has worked as a patrol officer, field training officer and as a narcotics investigator. In 2002, he was promoted to the sergeant position. As sergeant, he has supervised the Community Services Unit, Special Operations Unit, and is currently assigned to the Patrol Division. He is also the team leader for the Crisis Negotiations Team and serves as Public Information Officer.
Etheridge was born and raised in Juneau. In 1992, he joined the Glacier Volunteer Fire Department, where he served as a volunteer firefighter and EMT for six years. In 1998, he left the fire department to serve as an Alaska State Trooper until returning to serve the community of Juneau in October of 2002 in the capacity of Capital City Fire Rescue's Fire Prevention Officer.
Since that time, Etheridge has served as Juneau's Fire Marshal, Career Division Chief and Acting Fire Chief for the fire department. He was appointed to his current position as Fire Chief for Capital City Fire Rescue in May.
Etheridge also serves on the board of directors for the Alaska State Fire Chiefs Association. He has also spent the last four years on the board of directors for the Alaska Fire Arson Investigators Association, and during the last eight years he has served on many other boards and volunteer committees in the community.
Quinto was born in Manila, Philippines in 1961 and moved to the United States with his family seven years later. His father was a member of the United States Coast Guard, and after living in various states his family finally settled in Juneau in 1973. Quinto graduated from Juneau-Douglas High School in 1980, beginning work at the Juneau Fire Department that same year. In 1991, he was promoted to lieutenant and became captain a few years later. He is currently in his 31st year of fire service and holds the title of Acting Division Chief.
Quinto married his middle school sweetheart, Andrea Goenett, a lifelong Juneauite. Their four sons - Edward 31, Christopher 29, Joshua 10 and Matthew 8 - were all born and raised in Juneau. Edward is married to Nicole Banister with a daughter, Sarah. Christopher is with his high school sweetheart, Jenica, and the younger ones are yet to understand girls.
Quinto and his family enjoy taking advantage of local camping, fishing, hunting and other outdoor activities. In addition to working for the fire department, he currently owns a landscaping business. He has no plans to retire from fire service any time soon.
Over a 23-year career with the City of Juneau (CBJ) Cadiente developed all of the public safety communications sites in Juneau used by the police, fire, ambulance and public works personnel. He worked with numerous private contractors that were of the electrical, electronic, telephone and carpentry trades. He was involved with design peer review for the Alaway Ave. station, and his ideas were incorporated into the new 911 dispatch center, electronic equipment room, emergency operation center, generator room and on building antenna platform. He managed the relocation of the entire 911 dispatch center from the old police department to the new facility. This required keeping functional the 911 systems, administrative phone system and radio communication dispatch center through parallel operation and through cut over. He designed and built most of the remote communications site facilities, including multiple mountain top sites. To keep these mission critical systems online, he has been on call to respond to problems for more than 20 years.
Cadiente is also a a State of Alaska certified firefighter at all levels and he served as a firefighter for 13 years. He is also certified to drive and pump (engineer) Seagrave and Grumman fire pumpers and two types of ambulances. He worked as an EMT II for more than 10 years, serving on two different rescue squads.