Fire Management Staff

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Josesph Tenney

Joseph Tenney

Fire Chief

Hometown:  Redding, California

The City of Davis has named Joe Tenney as its new Fire Chief in July 2019. Tenney comes to the position with over 30 years’ experience as a firefighter and almost 20 years as a Davis firefighter.

A member of the Davis Fire Department since 1999, Chief Tenney advanced through the ranks of Firefighter I, Firefighter II, Captain and Division Chief. In 2004, he served for several years as a member on the board of the Davis Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 3494.  In 2003 and 2004, Tenney was selected as Firefighter of the Year.


 Reilly 2019

Dennis Reilly

Fire Assistant Chief 

Hometown:  Patchogue, New York

Chief Reilly came to the City of Davis in 2018. He previously served as the Fire Chief in Sunrise Beach, Missouri and as a Battalion Chief in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. While in New Jersey Dennis was appointed as one of the original members of the New Jersey Urban Search & Rescue Task Force 1 and responded to New York City on 9/11.

The Chief is a combat veteran of the US Army having deployed to the Persian Gulf during the first Gulf War.  After retiring from Cherry Hill he worked as an independent contractor providing high threat protection services for the Diplomatic Security Services section of the US State Department.

Chief Reilly holds an MPA from Penn State and is a Certified Chief Officer & a Peer Reviewer with the Center for Public Safety Excellence.


Patrick Sandholdt

Fire Marshal

Hometown: Redding, California 




Battalion Chief - Shift A


Roland Pussich

Battalion Chief - Shift B

Hometown: Santa Rosa, California 


Paul Swanson

Battalion Chief - Shift C

Hometown: Davis, California 

Administrative Staff

 Marc Rotteveel  Theresa Kenui

Marc Rotteveel

Financial Analyst

 Theresa Kenui

Fire Administrative Aide

Hometown: Dixon, California  Hometown: Kaneohe, Hawaii