Fire Chief Announces Appointment, Promotions

Reno Fire Chief Paul Wagner has announced the appointment of Michael Hay as the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Program manager, and the promotions of Tim Calvert to fire suppression captain, and Mike Dulgar to shop superintendent.

Hay will be responsible for coordinating the emergency medical services program for the Reno Fire Department which will include implementation of EMS training and certification programs, oversee the EMS supply system as well as maintenance of EMS related equipment, provide professional, technical, administrative and supervisory support for all EMS activities, and represent the Reno Fire Department at state and local interagency and professional meetings related to EMS operations.

Hay, who earned a Master's Degree in health administration in 2006 from the University of Phoenix, and Bachelor of Arts Degree in political science from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2002, has extensive experience in EMS programs.

He previously served as the emergency services director for Harris County, Texas including providing medical training to more than 10 emergency response agencies.

He also served as regulatory officer for the Texas Department of State Health Services overseeing 70 ambulance services and was responsible for regulation of more than 500 EMS providers, with service in various other government EMS programs and ambulance services as well as extensive EMS service with the U.S. Army.

Calvert, who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration in 1979, and a certificate of education personnel from the University of Nevada, Reno in 1980, began his fire service career in 1980 as a seasonal firefighter with the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District, and joining the Truckee Meadows FPD Auxiliary later that year.

He continued as a seasonal firefighter through the summer of 1982, working as a substitute teacher for the Washoe County School District during non-fire season periods, and later that year was hired by the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District as a career firefighter, later being promoted to fire equipment operator.

Calvert joined the Reno Fire Department in 2000 when the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District was consolidated with Reno under a contract for service between Washoe County and the City of Reno.

Calvert is assigned to Fire Station No. 1 in downtown Reno.

Among his duties is command of firefighters assigned to a fire engine including incident command during emergencies as well as general supervision and responsibility for equipment and the fire station during his shifts.

Dulgar, who graduated from the Universal Technical Institute with a concentration on automotive and heavy duty truck mechanics, began for the City of Sparks as a mechanic in 1989, and joined the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District as a fire apparatus mechanic in 1998.

He also has extensive experience as a mechanic with truck dealerships and construction companies.

Dulgar supervises Reno Fire Department shop personnel and operations including maintenance and repairs for approximately 214 vehicles in the Reno Fire Department fleet that include those with the career department and those assigned to area volunteer fire departments.

Reno Fire Department mechanics also respond to calls for repair of various types of fire apparatus in the field on a 24-hour basis from light duty vehicles to wildland and structure fire engines and ladder trucks.