City of Schertz announces retirement of Fire Chief, promotes Assistant Chief to replace him

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — Changes are coming to the Schertz Fire Department.

Fire Chief Kade Long, who has served in that capacity for 5 years has announced he will be retiring from the city at the end of June.

Long joined the Schertz Fire Department in 2015 and was promoted to chief 2 years later.

The city has already named a new Fire Chief.

Greg Rodgers, who has been the Assistant Fire Chief in Schertz since 2019, will take over as Chief beginning July 1.

Rogers has been fighting fires for nearly 40 years, starting with the Hollywood Park Fire Department in 1983. he moved on to College Station before coming to Schertz in 2019.

City Manager Dr. Mark Browne released the following statement:

“I am very excited to announce the promotion of Greg Rodgers to Fire Chief of the City of Schertz. Greg brings many years of experience in a variety of positions within the Fire Department and will be a superb addition to the staff of the City of Schertz. He is the best-qualified candidate for this position.”


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