Assistant Fire Chiefs
- Fred MalvenAssistant ChiefFred MalvenAssistant Chief
Fred Malven joined the department in March of 1982. He brought firefighter, fire instructor, technical rescue, and emergency medical technician certifications transferred to Iowa from his prior experience with fire departments in Connecticut and Maryland.
- Chris MeltonDeputy ChiefChris MeltonDeputy Chief
Chris has been a member of the Nevada Fire Department for 24 years. A 1997 graduate of Nevada High School, he has moved up the ranks as a Lieutenant, a Captain and now as Deputy Chief. He works full-time as an assembly technician at ALMACO.
- Ray ReynoldsDirector of Fire and EMS
Ray Reynolds oversees the Nevada Fire Department and serves as a sworn peace officer within the Nevada Public Safety Department. He began his career in public service in 1987. He formerly served with the State Fire Marshal’s Office, is a 22-year veteran with the Iowa Army National Guard and has been with the City of Nevada since 2014.
- Ricardo Martinez IIPublic Safety Director/Chief of Police
Ricardo Martinez II became a Police Officer in February 1985 with the Clinton Police Department serving in a variety of assignments until leaving in August 2004. He then started with the Nevada Police Department as Police Sergeant and was appointed Chief of Police in October 2011. In October 2013, he was appointed the Public Safety Director and retained the Chief of Police duties.
As a believer in community-oriented policing, Martinez has been involved with issues dealing with domestic violence, sexual assault, child welfare. This includes duties as a School Resource Officer, Domestic Assault Response Team, Sexual Assault Response Team, and a former foster parent.
Martinez joined the Marine Corps after graduating high school. He later graduated from Mt. St. Clare College with a degree in General Social Science.