Assistant Chief of Operations (Acting)
Having grown up in Apache Junction, Chief Cranmer has a deep and abiding love and commitment to the community of Apache Junction and Gold Canyon. He began his career at the Apache Junction Fire District in 1994 as a Firefighter. Over the next seven years, Jeff advanced through multiple assignments and ranks, becoming a Firefighter Paramedic, Engineer, and Captain. Following a two-year assignment as a Battalion Safety Officer in 2010, he was promoted to the rank of Battalion Chief in 2012. Two years later, in 2014, he completed the Public Administration Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) program at Northern Arizona University.
In 2019, Jeff was promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief, and in 2020, he became the Acting Assistant Chief of Operations reporting directly to the Fire Chief. This role provides oversight for day-to-day shift operations with the Battalion Chiefs, SFMD Special Teams, and the Training and EMS Department.
Chief Cranmer volunteers extra time at the Apache Junction High School as a Fire Service Foundations Program Adviser and as an East Valley Institute of Technology Fire Science Adviser. Together he and his wife Suzi enjoy their three sons, Garrett, Thomas, and Samson. Chief Cranmer believes that faith, family, and service are core values to live by at work, at home, and serving the community.
Battalion Chief – A Shift
Battalion Chief Brian White began his career with the Superstition Fire and Medical District in 1996. Prior to his employment with SFMD, Brian worked as a reserve firefighter for the Rural/Metro Fire Department from 1994-1996. Since 1996, Brian has promoted through the ranks at SFMD working in multiple positions including Engineer, Fire Captain, Battalion Safety Officer, and most recently Battalion Chief. Currently, Brian is assigned as the A-Shift Battalion Chief.
Chief White holds an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts from Rio Salado College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Northern Arizona. He is a nationally certified Incident Safety Officer, Blue Card Incident Command instructor, and is currently working towards his Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership.
Brian was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona. He is raising two teenage boys (young men) and a boxer named “Ms. Sue”. They have made Apache Junction their home for the past 20 years and enjoy living nestled along the Superstition Mountains. In his free time, Brian enjoys time with family, hunting, fishing, hiking, and 4 wheeling in the family Jeep.
Battalion Chief – B Shift
Battalion Chief Brett Broman has been an employee of the Superstition Fire & Medical District since 1995 where he became a paramedic in 1998 and has since promoted through the ranks of Engineer, Captain, Battalion Safety Officer, and is currently the B-shift Battalion Chief.
Chief Broman obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Fire and Emergency Services Administration from Colorado State University, is a nationally certified Incident Safety Officer through FDSOA, a “Blue Card” incident command instructor, and provides oversight of the SFMD Health & Wellness program.
Brett is a native Arizonian, growing up in the East Valley. He has a wife, two beautiful daughters, and a lab named Jax. During his off-time, he is an avid outdoor enthusiast who loves to spend time with his family, hunts, and plays golf.
Battalion Chief – C Shift
Bio coming soon…