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Posted on: June 16, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Fire Chief Kade Long Announces Retirement

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Fire Chief, Kade Long will be retiring from the City of Schertz effective June 30, 2022. He joined the City of Schertz in August 2015 as the Assistant Fire Chief and was promoted to Fire Chief in 2017.

“We are sad to be losing an outstanding professional in Kade Long,” commented City Manager, Dr. Mark Browne. “He has been an excellent Fire Chief for the City of Schertz and is going to be missed for his experience and leadership. One of his many accomplishments for the City was proactively ensuring that Schertz qualified as a COVID vaccination clinic and did a fantastic job organizing and leading our clinics which vaccinated 35,000 people across the region. We wish Kade all the best in his future endeavors.”

During Chief Long’s career in Schertz, he oversaw the design, construction, and opening of Fire Station 3 from beginning to end. He also implemented new practices across the department that have improved response times. More recently he helped lead the City’s response during the COVID-19 pandemic and eventually oversaw the operations of the COVID-19 vaccination clinics.

Chief Long has dedicated his career to serving others and has spent 27 years in public service with 24 of those years being in the fire service. Long first joined the fire service with Duncanville as a firefighter. He also went on to serve with the Vernon Fire Dept. before joining the team in Schertz.

Fire Chief, Kade Long commented, “I am humbled to have finished my career with such a great team. The team has been very supportive of me over the past several years including during our COVID response which was one of our most challenging times. Schertz Fire Rescue has delivered for our citizens time and time again and it has been one of my greatest life achievements to have led such an outstanding organization.”

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