Oakland -- Fire Chief Teresa Deloach Reed was appointed Friday by Gov. Jerry Brown to the State Board of Fire Services.
The 17-member board advises the California State Fire Marshal on issues of protection and prevention, developing technical and performance standards, setting policy for the California Fire Service's certification system, and serving as an appeals board on the application of regulations.
Reed, 55, became Oakland's fire chief in 2012 -- the department's first female chief and the first African-American woman to lead a big-city fire department.
Earlier, she held various positions at the San Jose Fire Department from 1986 to 2012, working her way up from firefighter to assistant chief. Earlier still, she was a telephone installer at Pacific Bell Telephone from 1979 to 1986.
The longtime Oakland resident holds an associate degree in general education from Evergreen Valley College; a bachelor's degree in organizational leadership from Mountain State University; and a master's degree in public administration from National University.
This appointment does not require Senate confirmation and carries no compensation. Reed is a Democrat.