The Carson City Fire Department has promoted Capt. Bob Schreihans to chief of Emergency Medical Services and Training. Schreihans replaces the retiring Eric Bero.
Schreihans is a 29-year veteran of the department, working on several specialty teams including hazardous materials, technical rescue and extrication. Most recently, he was the engine company captain at Station 52 on College Parkway.
Schreihans has a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from the University of Nevada, Reno, and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Labor Management Program. He is the president of the board for the Central Lyon County Fire Protection District.
“Over the course of his 29 years, he has continued to be fully engaged at all levels, both locally and at the state and national level,” Fire Chief Stacey Giomi said in a news release. “Perhaps his greatest gift is his ability to really understand the business side of our industry; this will be critical as we deal with changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act.”
Schreihans will start his new job Jan. 2.