Following the retirement of Fire Chief Kade Long, the City of Schertz announces the appointment of its new Fire Chief, Greg Rodgers effective Friday, July 1, 2022.
“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,” commented City Manager, Dr. Mark Browne.
Chief Rodgers joined the City of Schertz as the Assistant Fire Chief in 2019 and he brings over 35 years of demonstrated leadership and fire service experience. He began his career in the City of Hollywood Park in 1983 as a volunteer firefighter. In 1988 he moved to College Station where he worked his way up to Division Chief in 2017.
Rodgers has a Masters of Business Administration in Ethical Leadership from Schreiner University and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Emergency Management Administration. He is a graduate of the NFA-Executive Fire Officer program, Fire Service Chief Executive Officer Program through TEEX and Texas A&M Mays Business School, and a graduate of the Texas Fire Chief’s Academy. He also holds Texas Commission on Fire Protection certifications as a Fire Officer IV, Fire Service Instructor III, Master Firefighter, Master Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighter, Hazardous Materials Technician, and Incident Safety Officer.
Chief Rodgers commented, “I am truly honored and humbled by this opportunity. It means a great deal to have the support of Chief Long and city leadership as I assume the role of Chief. Schertz Fire Rescue has made great strides under Chief Long’s leadership, and I am excited to build on that moving forward as we continue to create a department that others look to as a template for success.”