City of Tracy Announces Selection of New Fire Chief
Posted: Nov 5, 2015
Location: Tracy, Calif.
The City of Tracy is pleased to announce the selection of its new Fire Chief, Randall Bradley, who currently serves as Fire Chief for the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District. Bradley, 53, comes to the City of Tracy with more than 30 years of experience in fire service. A five month national recruitment was conducted by the City of Tracy, Bradley was selected amongst 35 candidates.
"Chief Bradley is versed in every facet of fire operations and possesses the skills and abilities to lead the department well into the future. We are fortunate to have someone of his caliber becoming part of the Tracy community,” stated Tracy City Manager, Troy Brown.
While serving as Chief with the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Authority, Bradley developed a governance model that integrated the Oakdale Fire Department and Oakdale Rural Fire Protection District into the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire District, which reduced operational costs by $600,000 and improved service levels. Prior to that role, he served as Fire Chief for the Modesto Regional Fire Authority (MRFA), which provided fire protection and emergency services to the City of Modesto, the community of Salida and the Stanislaus County Warden’s Office. As Chief of the MRFA, Bradley led 160 fire personnel, and administered a $30-million budget.
“I am extremely excited about this opportunity and look forward to working with the City to continue providing quality fire protection services to Tracy and our rural communities,” stated Chief Bradley.
During his tenure as Fire Chief, Bradley has developed effective working relationships with labor groups through joint visioning, mutual accountability and open communication. Bradley has successfully developed and managed fire suppression, paramedic, hazardous material, public education and fire prevention programs. He was recently chosen to represent the Fire Service on the National Fire Protection Association’s Standards Council.
Bradley holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California, two Bachelor’s degrees from the University of San Francisco and earned his Executive Fire Officer Certification from the National Fire Academy. He and his family reside in the Manteca area.
Bradley is slated to begin his duties as Tracy’s Fire Chief on December 1, 2015.
City of Tracy – City Manager’s Office