Meet the Chiefs




Chief Tunney joined the Alameda Fire Department as a Firefighter in 1985. He promoted to Apparatus Operator in 1997, and then to Captain in 1999, where he served several years as Training Director. Chief Tunney promoted to Division Chief in 2007 where he serves a shift platoon commander. In addition to his shift responsibilities, he serves as Facility Manager for all fire department structures.  Chief Tunney was also assigned time as the Acting Administrative Division Chief when his efforts are needed in that capacity.


 Chief Tunney earned his Associates Degree in Fire Technology at Chabot College and throughout his career he has continued his education by earning numerous fire service certifications with the California State Fire Marshal. He is also involved with the International Association of Fire Chiefs and Cal Chiefs.


Chief Tunney grew up in Alameda County and currently resides in Solano County with his wife. They have two children whom they are very proud of, and are now attending local colleges. In his free time Chief Tunney enjoys staying active and spending time with his family and dogs.



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