Battalion Chief Robert S. Schreihans has been selected by City Manager Nick Marano, as Carson City’s new fire chief.
A panel consisting of local fire chiefs and the City Manager recently conducted interviews for the position, according to a Tuesday evening announcement. Schreihans was selected after review of the applicants’ work experience and education. Schreihans has a bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Nevada and more than 30 years of fire service experience.
When promoted to Chief of Emergency Medical Services and Training, Chief Stacey Giomi noted Schreihans “epitomized the kind of business savvy individual that will be extremely successful” in the battalion chief position.
“Perhaps his greatest gift is his ability to really understand the business side of (the Emergency Medical Services) industry.”
He’s a graduate of the Harvard Business School Labor Management program from Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.
“Chief Schreihans has worked his way up through the department, and has earned a well-deserved reputation for integrity, perseverance and innovation,” Marano said. “He is a dynamic leader who will serve the community well as the next Fire Chief. I proudly welcome him to this critically important position.”
Schreihans will begin his new duties at the end of the month.
He will take over for Giomi who announced in December he will retire on Feb. 2. He will join Carson City’s Nevada Health Centers as the director of Facilities and Emergency Preparedness.