The District's Executive Management Team consists of four functional areas:
Each area is overseen by a Division Chief who reports directly to the Fire Chief. This team of individuals has the day-to-day responsibility of overseeing all aspects of Department services and activities. The management team attends all meetings of the Tracy City Council, Tracy Rural Fire District Board of Directors, Mountain House Community Services District and the South County Fire Authority Board of Directors, including most closed session matters. The Organization Chart diagrams and provides further information on the relationship between the Management Team and the various ranks and positions of the Department.
Division Chief David Bramell has served the Tracy community since 1994 and has more than 19 years of fire service experience. Chief Bramell began his career as a Reserve Firefighter with the City of Manteca in 1991eventually being hired as a Firefighter by the Tracy Rural Fire District in 1994. He became an employee of the City of Tracy when the two departments consolidated in 1999. As a third generation fire service professional, Chief Bramell has held the positions of Firefighter, Fire Engineer, Fire Captain, Fire Division Chief and Interim Fire Chief. As the Division Chief of Administration, he is responsible for maintaining the budget, personnel and associated Administrative functions of the Department.
Chief Bramell holds certification through the California Office of the State Fire Marshal as a Chief Officer, Fire Officer, Level II Fire Instructor, Firefighter I & II, and Emergency Medical Technician. Chief Bramell holds an Associates Degree in Fire Science. He has twice been recognized as the department’s firefighter of the year.
Division Chief Andrew Kellogg currently oversees Special Operations, Communications and Emergency Management. He started his fire service career in 1984 with the Tracy Rural Fire District as a Reserve Firefighter. After completing Emergency Medical Technician certification and the Firefighter 1 Academy at Chabot College, he was hired with TRFD as a Firefighter/Engineer. In 1987 Chief Kellogg went to work for the City of Manteca Fire Department as a Firefighter/Engineer. He was promoted to the rank of Fire Captain in 1991. Chief Kellogg worked as a Captain with Manteca Fire until 2000, when he lateral transferred to Tracy Fire as a Captain. He was promoted to Division Chief in 2006. He currently holds an Associate of Arts Degree in Fire Science and is a Professor of Instruction at Modesto Junior College. Chief Kellogg also holds the following California State Fire Service Certifications: Fire Chief Officer, Fire Officer, Fire Instructor and Emergency Medical Technician 1.
Chief Kellogg has also been recognized for his continued dedication and service to the City of Tracy. In 2001 he received the Outstanding Service Award from the Tracy Fire Department and was awarded the City of Tracy Fire Fighter of the year award in 2004. He and his family live in Tracy and he’s an active member of the community.
Chief Hanlon has been a member of the fire service since 1978. He worked five fire seasons with Cal-Fire, fighting wildland fires in the Santa Cruz and Santa Clara areas before coming to Tracy Fire in 1985. During his tenure with Tracy Fire, Chief Hanlon has held the ranks of Engineer, Captain, Administrative Captain and his current position of Fire Division Chief.
Division Chief Hanlon is responsible for the department’s Training, Public Education and Records Management Programs. He also serves as the department’s liaison to the City’s Development & Engineering Services Department on Fire Prevention matters. Chief Hanlon has an AS degree in Fire Science, a BS degree in Management and is a certified Fire Officer and Chief Officer through the California Office of the State Fire Marshal. Chief Hanlon was recently recognized as the department’s Firefighter of the Year for 2011.