The vote was 4-1, with County Commissioner Kitty Jung was the sole dissenter.
As chief, Moore oversees administration and operation of the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District and sierra Fire Protection District in Washoe County.
Twenty-nine applications were received from 18 states across the country. The final three candidates interviewed and were selected from a field consisting of eight final applicants, said Jerald Freshour, Director of Executive Placement for ESCI.
Candidate Chief Charles Moore said that he was honored to be before the Commission and shared his experience as a professional firefighter for 23 years.
“Fire fighting has been a passion in my life. I started as a volunteer, Moore said. “Whether or not they are being paid, firefighters have a commonality, and that is, that they would like to serve the community in times of need.”
The top three candidates were selected after a series of four panel interviews. The panel included 25 members representing local fire professionals, community members, business leaders and local government representatives.
The Board has repeatedly restated its commitment to create a sustainable regional fire service that provided services to all interested agencies.