New Sparks fire chief narrowed to six finalists

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) -The city of Sparks on Wednesday announced six finalists to replace Fire Chief Jim Reid, who retired.The city had 32 candidates b...

September 15, 2022
7:24 AM

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) -The city of Sparks on Wednesday announced six finalists to replace Fire Chief Jim Reid, who retired.The city had 32 candidates by Aug. 17 ad reviewed their resumes and conducted two rounds of interviews.These are the six finalists:Travis Anderson, deputy fire chief for the North Las Vegas Fire Department, North Las Vegas, Nevada, 24 years in the fire serviceBrett Jeremy Headman, deputy fire chief for the Provo Fire Department, Provo, Utah, 27 years in the fire serviceKevin Jakubos, battalion chief for the Sparks Fire Department, Sparks, Nevada, 20 years in the fire serviceMark Lawson, former assistant chief/division chief of operations for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit, Merced, California, 32 years in the fire serviceMark Rohlfing, assistant fire chief for the Bellevue Fire Department, Bellevue, Nebraska, 39 years in the fire serviceWalt White, fire chief for the Amador Fire Protection District, Amador, California, 35 years in the fire service.

Steve Timko