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
The A Shift Battalion Chief position is currently open. A testing process will be forthcoming.
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
Chief Brooks began her career in 1993 as the first female Firefighter to join the then Apache Junction Fire District. She completed Paramedic school and was then promoted to the rank of Captain in 1997. After serving as the Battalion Safety Officer, she was promoted to the rank of Battalion Chief in 2019.
In 2004, Chief Brooks completed her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix. In addition, she holds several certifications including Incident Safety Officer and Fireground Survival Instructor.
Amy has served as a Recruit Training Officer, has multiple teaching credentials and has taught at Central Arizona College for over 20 years. She is currently the Director of the EMS and Fire Science programs at CAC.