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njTahoe Douglas Fire is pleased to announce the promotion of Engineer Nathan Johnson to the position of Captain.

Nathan started his career in 1995 in Michigan, and upon his relocation to Reno, gained skill and knowledge as a paramedic for 10 years at REMSA.  In 2007, he became a firefighter/paramedic with Storey County Fire and joined TDFPD in 2010, quickly becoming an EMS preceptor, a CQI representative, and earning his certification as a Critical Care Paramedic.  With Tahoe Douglas, he built on those strong medical skills by becoming a rope rescue technician (2012), confined space rescue technician (2013), hazardous materials technician (2013), and an explosive ordinance disposal technician (2014).

His personal interests in water/watercraft led him to develop a sustainable water rescue proposal which, when approved, halted the possible sale of equipment.  Nathan then went on to implement improved training and to recommend the purchase of additional water rescue equipment which made the existing assets more viable to the District. Then in 2017, he was a vital member of the fire boat group which committed countless hours to recommend the best and safest design features for a new fire boat, draft related procedures and training, and educate his fellow firefighters on boat operations.

He has also served as Local 2441 Negotiation Chair and President and a member of our Color Guard. 

Captain Johnson has a BS from American Military University in Emergency Management, and is currently working towards a master's degree in Homeland Security from Pennsylvania State University.

Congratulations, Captain Johnson.


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