Stacey Giomi, Carson City’s Fire Chief, has announced that he’ll retire in early February of 2015. Chief Giomi is only the fourth paid fire chief in the City’s history. He has accepted a position with Nevada Health Centers as their Director of Facilities and Emergency Preparedness. Nevada Health Centers is a federally qualified health center in Nevada and the largest primary care provider for the underserved and/or geographically isolated in the State. With 16 primary care centers, a mobile mammography program and a mobile dental van, Giomi will be busy coordinating the organization’s emergency needs.
“Carson City is a better place to live because of Chief Giomi and his years of service on a number of fronts” said Mayor Bob Crowell. “Indeed, Carson City is a safer community because of Stacey and his leadership abilities. I wish him well in his future endeavors but we will miss his thoughtful and comprehensive approach to the issues facing our community.”
Giomi started as a volunteer firefighter with Warren Engine Company Number one (Carson City Volunteer Fire Department) in July of 1980. He was hired as a Fire Dispatcher in November of 1983 and has since held every rank in the department through those 31 years. Giomi graduated from Carson High School and later Western Nevada College, before completing duel bachelor’s degrees from Cogswell College in Sunnyvale California.
Giomi was Interim Fire Chief during the Waterfall fire in 2004 and was officially appointed Fire Chief on January 1, 2005.
City Manager Nick Marano said “Chief Giomi has dedicated his life to service to his community and is a superb example of a true American success story having reached the top as a result of hard work and honest service. While it is difficult to say goodbye to Stacey, his life’s work is on display in the ranks of the brave professionals who make up the Carson City Fire Department. I want to personally thank Stacey and wish him good luck as he makes this very tough, and bittersweet, transition.”
“I would also like to welcome Tom Tarulli, currently Assistant Fire Chief, as the Interim Fire Chief. Tom has both Stacey and my full confidence.”