Administration

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The Sanger Fire Department administration consists of the Fire Chief, Administrative Captain, Administrative Secretary, and an Ambulance Biller. 

Responsibilities

The Administrative Division is responsible for planning and tracking the financial and development aspects of the Fire and Ambulance Services. The Fire Chief, Administrative Staff and the Operational Captains, provide vision and leadership to the Department and a healthy environment for employee development and morale. It is the Fire Chief's responsibility to provide direction to the organization and evaluate the effectiveness of the services provided to the community.

  1. Greg Tarascou

    Greg Tarascou

    Fire Chief
    About
    Chief Tarascou began his career with the Sanger Fire Department in 2001 after receiving his honorable discharge from the United States Navy. Starting as a Firefighter/Paramedic, Chief Tarascou served in the capacity as the Department’s Prehospital Liaison Officer, Infection Control Officer and as a Field Training Officer. He was promoted to the rank of Captain in 2009 and to the position of Battalion Chief in 2010. He served as the Interim Fire Chief for the Fire Department for two years and has served the City as the Fire Chief since April of 2013.

    Education
    Chief Tarascou received his Associates’ degree in Fire Technology from Allan Hancock College, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Management and a Masters of Public Administration from Ashford University.

    Memberships
    Additionally he has completed the Executive Fire Officer Program from the National Fire Academy, is an accredited Chief Fire Officer from the Center for Public Safety Excellence has a membership grade with the Institution of Fire Engineers. Chief Tarascou is an active member of the California Fire Chiefs Association, International Association of Fire Chiefs, is a Past President of the Central Valley Fire Chiefs Association and an active member of the Sanger Rotary Club.

  2. Capt DuPuis

    Greg DuPuis

    Administrative Captain / Community Risk Reduction
    About
    Captain DuPuis began his career with the Sanger Fire Department in 2003. He was promoted to the rank of Administrative Captain in 2018. Captain DuPuis has served as a firefighter/paramedic, fire investigator and prevention officer during his career. Captain DuPuis oversees the day-to-day operations of the Community Risk Reduction Bureau to include the fire investigation and prevention divisions. Captain DuPuis holds an AS Degree in Fire Science from Allan Hancock College and will complete his BS Degree in Fire Administration from Columbia Southern University in 2019.

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    Rolinda Hernandez

    Administrative Secretary
    About
    Rolinda Hernandez, Administrative Secretary, began her employment with the City of Sanger in 2012. She brings with her over twenty-five years of experience working in a high-level administrative capacity as a direct liaison and support to executive management. Rolinda oversees and manages the day-to-day office operations for the Fire and Ambulance Services and supports the Fire Chief, 4 captains and 24 full-time paid firefighter/medics. She also has oversight of expenditures, purchasing, and serves as the liaison between the public and the Fire Department.

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    Sandra Campa

    Ambulance Biller
    About
    Sandra Campa began her employment with the City of Sanger in 2016 in the Finance as an Account Clerk handling business licenses and utility billing. She was promoted to Ambulance Biller for the Fire Department in July 2018. Sandra is responsible for verifying and billing all insurance companies and patients for ambulance services received. She is responsible for preparing monthly reporting of ambulance payments including coordinating payment plans if necessary. Ambulance billing represents approximately 89% of the fire department’s annual calls.