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Tom Schultz

Tom Schultz
Fire Chief

Tom Schultz is the Department's 13th Fire Chief, and a 30-year Fire service veteran. He started his career with the City of Garden Grove in April 2015.

Chief Schultz began his Fire career at the age of 21 with the Fullerton Fire Department. In 2011, while serving as Deputy Chief of Operations, the Fullerton and Brea Fire Departments consolidated their command staff and placed him at the helm of facilitating the management integration of both departments. He also served as acting Fire Chief.

For more than 25 years, Chief Schultz has been an instructor at Santa Ana College in Fire technology. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Sciences from Brandman University.

Chief Schultz has been married for 27 years to his wife, Kim, and they have two daughters and a son. He also enjoys mountain biking and fishing.

Date Hired

April 2015


Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Sciences, Brandman University


Orange County Operations Chiefs’ Association
Orange County Training Officers’ Association (OCTOA)
International Association of Firefighters
Orange County and California State Firefighter Associations