Management Team


Interim Fire Chief, Brian Kelly
Chief Kelly has a long history of dedication to the fire service, including Interim Fire Chief at Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection from March 2013 to December 2013; Interim Fire and EMS Chief for the Presidio of San Francisco during the transition to a standalone department, July 2010 to June 2011; Program Manager for USAR Task Force 3 (Menlo Park Fire); Fire Chief and Emergency Manager City of San Mateo, February 2003 to December 2007; Fire Chief Union City, March 2000 to February 2003; Fire Chief/Emergency Manager City of Millbrae, May 1988 to March 2000; and the County Fire Marshal / Assistant Fire chief for the County of Sonoma, November 1985 to May, 1988. Interim Chief Kelly will lead our department as the City conducts a search for a permanent fire chief this spring.

Interim Ast. Fire Chief - Operations, Kathryn Finney
Kathy Finney was hired by Roseville Fire Department in 1987 as a fire fighter EMT II. She then progressed through the ranks from Engineer to Captain, and in 2006 she became the "C" shift Battalion Chief. She currently holds the position of Division Chief of Operations, which overlooks all fire operations and the USAR and HazMat Task Forces. She remains a licensed paramedic and is a Hazardous Materials Specialist; she holds a Bachelor of Science in Heath & Safety Studies from CSU Sacramento and an Masters of Public Administration with an emphasis in Public Safety Leadership from Walden University.


Division Chief Fire Marshal, Jason Rizzi
Fire Marshal Jason Rizzi began his fire service career in 1999 and has served with the Sonoma County Department of Emergency Services and the West Sacramento Fire Department before joining the Roseville Fire Department in 2011. In 2013 Chief Rizzi retired from the United States Coast Guard Reserve as a Chief Warrant Officer with 22 years of service. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Science and several International Code Council certifications.



Division Chief Training Officer, Greg James
Battalion Chief Greg James was born and raised in Roseville and is a graduate of Roseville High School. He has 21 years of service and joined the department in 1999. Greg is a certified Chief Officer, Hazardous Materials and Technical Rescue Specialist and has been a Paramedic for the last 18 years. Battalion Chief James is active as a State of California Fire Instructor teaching at Sierra College and has been responsible for national curriculum development for firefighter survival and rescue.

Division Chief Logistics, Brian Diemer
Brian Diemer has been employed with the City of Roseville since 1994. He has 23 years in the fire service. Brian has been a Paramedic since 1992 and is a certified Hazardous Materials Technician, and Technical Rescue Specialist. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from California State University Long Beach. He has also served in the area of Communications for California Interagency Incident Management Team 4 since 2007.

Division Chief, David Dolson
David Dolson started his career in 1994 as a firefighter with the Elk Grove, CA Fire Protection District while attending Cosumnes River College in Sacramento. In 1995 he joined the City of Sacramento Fire Department. He was promoted to the position of Engineer in 2005 and Captain in 2006 where he served for 20 years. Chief Dolson earned his Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences from Chapman University with a primary focus in Health Systems. He is also a California State licensed paramedic. Beyond his formal education he is certified by the California State Fire Marshal’s Office Training Division as a Chief Officer.

Battalion Chief, Tony Davis
Tony Davis began his fire service career in Nevada County and joined the Roseville Fire Department in 1987 as a Firefighter/EMT. He served 17 years as a Fire Engineer and 8 years as a Fire Captain before promoting to the rank of Battalion Chief. He is a certified Hazardous Materials Specialist and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration – Management.

Battalion Chief, Richard Sisk
Richard Sisk was originally hired in August of 1988, he began his career at Roseville Fire Department on “B” Shift as one of the youngest Firefighters in the department. Rich was promoted to Engineer in 1992, and promoted to Fire Captain in 2002, and he has dedicated the majority of his service at Fire Station #1. As an early member of both the Rescue Team and Haz-Mat Team, Rich has enjoyed being in the central hub of Roseville Fire Department at Station #1.

Battalion Chief, Kevin Morris
I came to Roseville Fire Dept on Aug 1, 1988 as a Fire Fighter EMT-1. I promoted to Fire Engineer in June 1992 then to Fire Captain in July 1994. I promoted to Battalion Chief in March 2008 where I’m currently assigned to Battalion 1-C.

Battalion Chief, Rich Harlan
Rich Harlan began his fire service career at the Folsom Fire Department and joined the Roseville Fire Department in 1995 as a Firefighter/Paramedic. He served 7 years as a F/F Paramedic, 6 years as a Fire Engineer and 8 years as a Fire Captain before promoting to the rank of Battalion Chief. He is a certified Hazardous Materials Specialist, Technical Rescue Specialist and has been a Paramedic since 1992. Battalion Chief Harlan has also taught at the Sierra College Fire Academy and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Technology and is a State Certified Fire officer.