Former NVFC board member, longtime firefighter Greg Schultz dies

Schultz chaired the Kentucky Firefighters Association’s public education committee and worked on recruitment and retention for multiple departments

By Leila Merrill

ALEXANDRIA, Ky. — The National Volunteer Fire Council announced Tuesday the death of board member and longtime firefighter Greg Schultz.

Schultz, 65, joined the NVFC board in 2017.

The NVFC stated:

“Schultz joined the fire service in 1973 and held many volunteer positions, including serving as chief of the Eastern Campbell County Fire Department. He became a paid firefighter with Fort Thomas Fire Department in 1992, although he continued to maintain his volunteer status in his hometown department. He retired as a captain from Fort Thomas in 2014.”

In retirement, Schultz worked on recruitment and retention for the Burlington, Alexandria, and Southern Campbell fire departments. He was the chair of the Kentucky Firefighters Association’s public education committee and taught classes.

At the time of his passing, he had returned to the Southern Campbell Fire Department.

His accomplishments also include being the first fire board chair for Campbell County Fire District #1 and earning the distinction of being Firefighter of the Year twice.

Schultz is survived by his wife, children and many other family members, according to his obituary.

Memorial donations are being accepted by the Greg Schultz Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Southern Campbell Fire Department, 1050 Race Track Rd., Alexandria, KY 41001 and Autism Speaks, 2747 Erie Ave., Cincinnati, OH  45208.

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