Fresno Fire Department

Training DIvision

Fresno Fire Department Training Division

The Fresno Fire Department Training Division exists to serve the training needs of fire service personnel.  We provide training, education, and certifications to members who are vital to the organization’s success.  We promote excellence by employing state-of-the-art equipment, training, and a continued commitment to the health and safety of fire department members.  We strive to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain the safest work environment possible for members as well as protection and service for the citizens of Fresno and surrounding communities.

Our Mission

To Protect & Put Service Above All Else.

Core Values

  • Train for excellence
  • Leave it better than you found it.
  • Everyone goes home safe.


  • Treat others the way we want to be treated
  • Do the right thing
  • Walk the talk


  • United in our Mission
  • Everyone plays an important role
  • Our work represents us

Our Vision
Fresno Fire: Recognized as a Standard of Excellence in the Fire Service

Our Staff

Short Bio

Jonathan Chew

Jonathan Chew
Deputy Chief

Michael Gilbert
Battalion Chief

Tammy Williams
Management Analyst II

Crystal Giannopulos
Senior Administrative Clerk

Manuel Graves
Civilian Training Officer

Captain Evan Sutliff
Training Officer 1

Captain John Ross
Training Officer 2

Captain Kevin Reynolds
Training Officer 3

Captain Gregory Tademy
Training Officer 4

Engineer Robert J. Garcia
Training Officer 6

Firefighter Michael Sgro
Training Officer 7

January 2018 Trainee Academy
October 2016 Trainee Academy
May 2016 Trainee Academy
May 2015 Trainee Academy
September 2007 Trainee Academy
February 2007 Trainee Academy
January 2007 Trainee Academy
February 2006 Trainee Academy