Garden Grove

Schultz is OKd as interim fire chief

GARDEN GROVE fire truck (GGFD photo).

Tom Schultz, Garden Grove’s retiring fire chief, won’t be leaving quite yet.  The city council on Tuesday night approved a resolution clearing the way for Shultz to continue in that capacity as a “retired annuitant” to help provide continuity.

Schultz now becomes the interim chief, three and a half years after being appointed to the regular position. His specific tasks will include assessing the benefits of contracting with the Orange County Fire Authority for fire and paramedic services and in “education” related to Measure O, the proposed 1-cent municipal sales tax measure on the Nov. 6 ballot.

He will receive an hourly wage equal to his former salary, but no other benefits.

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