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Meet Our Chiefs

charles moore
Fire Chief 
Charles A. Moore
Charles A. Moore is Fire Chief for Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District since 2012. 2020 marks his 40th year in the fire service. Chief Moore began his career as a volunteer firefighter and started his professional career in 1981. He has held every position in the fire service - from firefighter, driver/operator, lieutenant, captain and fire marshal. He graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in Environmental Design. He spent 10 years working in the architectural profession concurrently with his career in the fire service. Chief Moore has developed an agency that prides itself in high performing Advanced Life Support (ALS) and has started several programs designed to help reduce the risk of wildfire.
alex kukulus
Deputy Chief of Operations 
Alex Kukulus
Chief Kukulus began his career in the fire service in 1997 in Central California. He became a Paramedic and worked with REMSA before becoming a Firefighter with the Sparks Fire Department and the Carson City Fire Department. In 2003, Chief Kukulus began working for the Nevada Division of Forestry as a Firefighter/Paramedic, which eventually became Sierra Fire, and later Truckee Meadows Fire in 2012. He has held nearly every rank in the fire service during his tenure and has been the Deputy Fire Chief since July of 2019.
chief dale way
Deputy Chief of Fire Prevention
Dale Way
A native Nevadan, Chief Way has more than 25 years of experience in the Nevada fire service and has worked for Clark County, Las Vegas, and North Las Vegas Fire Departments prior to beginning his service with Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District in February 2020. Chief Way graduated from the National Labor College with a degree in Business Administration and graduated from the College of Southern Nevada with degrees in Fire Science Technology and Fire Science Management. With 21 years of Fire Prevention experience, he maintains numerous professional certifications and designations from various certifying agencies; the Center for Public Safety Excellence (Fire Marshal Designation), International Code Council (Certified Fire Marshal and Building Official), National Fire Protection Association (Certified Fire Protection Specialist), and the National Association of Fire Investigators (Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator).

Points of Contact

The Administrative Office for Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District is located at 3663 Barron Way in Reno. At our administrative offices, we can assist you with records requests, burn permits, volunteer firefighter applications, and answer general questions regarding District operations and programs. If you have any questions, please contact us at 775-326-6000. Our fax number is 775-326-6003.
Charles A. Moore
Fire Chief 775.326.6000
Alex Kukulus
Deputy Chief of Operations 775.326.6000
Dale Way
Deputy Chief of Fire Prevention 775.326.6000
Joe Kammann
Division Chief, EMS 775.326.6008
August Isernhagen
Division Chief, Wildland Fuels 775.326.6071
Chris Ketring
Division Chief, Operations 775.326.6081
Joe Schum
Division Chief, Training and Logistics 775.326.6004
Zeb Nomura
EMS Coordinator 775.326.6006
Rob Stults
Logistics Coordinator 775.326.6084
Brittany Lemon
Fire Captain – Prevention 775.326.6079
Brett Lee
Fire Inspector II 775.326.6074
Cindy Vance
Fiscal Officer 775.326.6070
Carla Arribillaga
Human Resource Manager 775.326.6007
Sandy Francis
Administrative Assistant 775.328.6124
Simona Parton
Accountant, Payroll & Grants Specialist 775.326.6078
Todd Meckler
Fire Equipment Fleet Manager 775.326.6000
Kim Paholke
Account Clerk (Accounts Payable) 775.326.6072
Adam Mayberry
Fire Communications Manager (Media Inquiries) 775.326.6073
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