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Greater Naples Fire Rescue District

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District Headquarters
14575 Collier Blvd, Naples, FL
Phone (239) 348-7540
Fax (239) 348-7546

 
  • Kingman Schuldt

    Kingman Schuldt

    Fire Chief

    Kingman Schuldt

    Kingman Schuldt

    Chief Schuldt has been active in fire rescue services since 1978, originally serving as a volunteer firefighter and ambulance worker in Central New York. He has served in Florida since 1982 and still maintains affiliation with the Plantation Volunteer Fire Department where he became a member when relocating to Florida. Chief Schuldt has worked as a career fire service professional in Florida since 1983.

    Chief Schuldt completed his tenure with the City of Sunrise Fire Rescue Department in 2000. There, he held a variety of positions including company officer with special operations, shift and administrative battalion chief, operations chief and acting fire chief. Chief Schuldt also served as Deputy Chief with the City of Tamarac Fire Rescue Department and Administration and Finance Officer with the City of Boynton Beach Fire Rescue Department. Chief Schuldt joined the East Naples Fire Control and Rescue District in 2010 where he served as Operations Chief, Assistant Chief and in 2012 was appointed as Fire Chief. In 2013 he was appointed to simultaneously serve as Fire Chief of the Golden Gate Fire Control and Rescue District until establishment of the Greater Naples Fire Rescue District on November 4, 2014. He has additionally served as an adjunct faculty member with the Broward College’s Fire Science Program, Technical consultant to the International Association of Fire Chiefs and instructor for the National Institute for Storage Tank Management.

    Chief Schuldt holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from Barry University and an Associate of Science degree in Fire Science Technology from Broward College. Chief Schuldt holds a Florida Fire Service Instructor III certification and Emergency Medical Technician license. Chief Schuldt has extensive experience in emergency management and disaster preparedness and response. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia’s Weldon Center for Public Service Senior Executive Program and the Florida Fire and Emergency Services Foundation ESLI program. Chief Schuldt has been designated Chief Fire Officer by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International.

    Chief Schuldt currently serves as 2nd Vice President with the Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs, Chair of the Florida Fire Sprinkler Coalition, a member of the Florida Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council and President of the Collier County Fire and EMS Chiefs’ Association. He has previously served in a number of other leadership positions including President of the Florida Fire Chiefs Association, Vice-Chair of the Florida Statewide Emergency Response Committee (SERC), the Florida DoH EMS Advisory Council Disaster Response Committee, and Technical Advisor for the International Association of Fire Chiefs’ Intrastate Mutual Aid System (IMAS) committee.

    Chief Schuldt is committed to the Greater Naples community and serves on a number of civic groups including the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Golden Gate Civic Association. He is an Advisory Board member with the “A Safe Haven for Newborns” for the placement of unwanted newborns throughout Florida.

  • J Nolan Sapp

    J Nolan Sapp

    Assistant Chief/ Operations

    J Nolan Sapp

    J Nolan Sapp

    Assistant Chief Sapp began his career in Taylor County, Kentucky in 1978 where he worked as a firefighter and police officer. He left in 1991 and moved to Naples to begin a career with North Naples Fire District; rising through the ranks to Captain.

    He joined the Golden Gate Fire District in 2002 as the District’s first Deputy Chief of Operations. He was promoted to Assistant Chief of Operations in 2008 and the Assistant Chief of Administration duties were turned over to him in January 2011.

    Assistant Chief Sapp is actively involved with county CAD and radio communications, fire operations and the Collier County Fire Chiefs’ Association. He is the Collier County Coordinator as a component of the State of Florida State Emergency Response Plan (SERP) through the Florida Fire Chiefs’ Association. The Assistant Chief of Operations is primarily responsible for fire operations, communications, and special operations. He also serves on many local committees.

  • Rob Low

    Rob Low

    Deputy Chief / Logistics

    Rob Low

    Rob Low

    Deputy Chief Rob Low brings over 23 years of Fire, Emergency Services and Emergency Management experience to the Fire District. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from St. Petersburg College in Public Safety Administration.

    He served as member of the Florida Fire Training Directors Association, performed as a SERP regional coordinator, and has been a fire service instructor at local, state, and national venues.

    Deputy Chief Low has served as the Training Chief for Monroe County Fire Rescue, City of Tamarac, and as Course Manager for the Center for Domestic Preparedness Hazardous Materials Training, Incident Command, and Instructor Certification programs.

    As the Logistics Section Deputy Chief for the Greater Naples Fire Rescue District he is responsible for providing leadership and management of the Department Training, Health and Safety, and Fleet Management Branches.

  • Alan McLaughlin

    Alan McLaughlin

    Deputy Chief/Logistics

    Alan McLaughlin

    Alan McLaughlin

    Deputy Chief Alan McLaughlin brings 40 years of fire rescue experience to the Fire District. He worked his way through the ranks with the City of Naples Fire Rescue achieving the rank of Chief of Administration. He has served as an Assistant Chief in three fire departments in Burningtown-Itola Fire Rescue, Golden Gate Fire Rescue District, and Isles of Capri Fire Rescue. He served for nine years as the Fire Chief of the Ochopee Fire Control and Rescue District. He was project manager for I.S.O. schedule reduction taking Isles of Capri and Ochopee Fire from a rating of seven to four. McLaughlin also served as an instructor for the Naples Fire training Center from 1993 to 2004. He also served as a Fire Service Consultant from 1999 to 2002.

    He is Homeland Security CHII certified, has a degree in Fire Administration, Ministry, studied at Barry University for Public Administration, and is a graduate of the Florida State Certified Public Manager Program.

    As a Logistic Section Chief he is responsible for facilities, small tools & equipment, information technology, research & development and quarter master.

  • Shawn Hanson

    Shawn Hanson

    Deputy Chief / Investigative

    Shawn Hanson

    Shawn Hanson

    Shawn Hanson has been a member of the fire service for more than 15 years. Her career journey to her current position of Deputy Chief/Fire Marshal over the Investigative Section/Fire & Life Safety Branch with the Greater Naples Fire Rescue District began in August of 2001 with the City of Naples Fire – Rescue Department where she was hired as the Fire Prevention Specialist. In October of 2004 Deputy Chief Hanson transitioned to the Immokalee Fire Control District as a full-time fire inspector and firefighter. Her career path continued forward in October of 2005 with the East Naples Fire Control & Rescue District where she began as a fire inspector/firefighter and worked through the ranks of Lieutenant Inspector, Captain and Division Chief/Fire Marshal. While serving as Captain over the Fire Prevention Bureau, the District entered into an agreement to combine the fire prevention services with Golden Gate Fire Control & Rescue District; a short time later Deputy Chief Hanson was named the Division Chief/Fire Marshal for the combined Districts and an agreement was established to serve as the Collier County Fire Marshal serving the Isles of Capri, Ochopee, and Unincorporated Collier County communities respectively, as well as the supervising authority over fire plans review. While the Isles of Capri and areas of unincorporated Collier County are now part of the Greater Naples Fire Rescue community Deputy Chief Hanson continues to serve as the Collier County Fire Marshal for Ochopee and the supervising authority over fire plans review.

    Chief Hanson is an active participant in numerous associations and committees including the Collier County Fire Marshals Association; serving as President, Collier County Fire Chiefs Association, Florida Fire Chiefs Association and sits on the Communications and Technology Committee and Legislative Committee for the Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association, sits on the Legislative Committee for the Florida Fire Sprinkler Coalition and sits on two NFPA technical committees as an alternate for Assembly Occupancies and is a primary technical committee member for NFPA Fundamentals of Combustible Dusts.

    Deputy Chief Hanson enjoys working with the community on the District’s annual Toy Drive Command and participating in fundraising activities for local charities.

  • Wayne Martin

    Wayne Martin

    Deputy Director/ Planning

    Wayne Martin

    Wayne Martin

    Deputy Director Wayne J Martin brings over 35 years of Fire, Emergency Services and Emergency Management experience to the Fire District. He has a Master’s Degree from Grand Canyon University in Executive Fire Service Leadership. He also has received his Executive Fire Officer (EFO) from the National Fire Academy. He served as President of the Florida Fire Chiefs’ Association and the Florida State Firefighters Association. He has been a fire service instructor at local colleges and the University of Central Florida.

    Director Martin has served as Fire Chief for the City of Oviedo, Florida and the East Naples Fire Rescue District. He also served as Fire Marshal for the City of Naples Fire Rescue. Most recently he served as the Collier County Operations Manager at Isles of Capri Fire Rescue. As the Planning Section Director for the Greater Naples Fire Rescue District he is responsible for Research and Development, the Strategic Plan, and Emergency Preparedness.

  • Tara Bishop

    Tara Bishop

    Deputy Director / Administration & Finance

    Tara Bishop

    Tara Bishop

    Tara Bishop has been with the District since January 2001. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from International College.

    Director Bishop began her career with the District as a Receptionist and served in numerous capacities including Supervisory Staff Administrator prior to her appointment as the Director of Administrative Support Services in 2008. Director Bishop has been active on a variety of District committee projects and established the annual “Back to School Sneaker Drive”.

    Prior to joining the Fire District, Director Bishop spent ten years working in the hospitality industry at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club. Director Bishop is active with several non-profit youth organizations in Collier County and enjoys spending as much time as possible with her three children.

  • Chris Tobin

    Chris Tobin

    Battalion Chief/ A Shift

    Chris Tobin

    Chris Tobin

    Battalion Chief Christian Tobin has been a member of Greater Naples Fire Rescue since 1999. Battalion Chief Tobin holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration, Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration and Associate’s Degrees in Emergency Medicine and Fire Science. He is also a state certified Paramedic and credentialed through the Collier County Medical Director to provide Advance Life Support care.

    Prior to his current assignment of Battalion Chief, he served as Lieutenant, Driver/Engineer and Firefighter, and Union President. Battalion Chief Tobin currently serves on the District’s Governing Documents Committee.

    Chief Tobin is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, enjoys playing ice hockey and educating himself on fire service case law and military history.

  • Forrest Campbell

    Forrest Campbell

    Battalion Chief/ A Shift

    Forrest Campbell

    Forrest Campbell

    Battalion Chief Campbell began his career in 2001 with Golden Gate Fire Control and Rescue District, with prior membership as a volunteer with the organization. Throughout the years with the District, Campbell has served as Firefighter, Engineer, and the last 9 years as Lieutenant prior to becoming Battalion Chief. BC Campbell has been on the Dive/Rescue team, the Governing Documents Committee, and various other committees within the District. BC Campbell was also given the responsibility of keeping the district map book up to date while still being user friendly, which is not used as much today with electronic mapping, but is still used as a back-up in case of device failure.

    When Battalion Chief Campbell is not on shift, he enjoys spending time with his family and in the outdoors.

  • Corey Nelson

    Corey Nelson

    Battalion Chief/ B Shift

    Corey Nelson

    Corey Nelson

    Battalion Chief Nelson began his fire service career with the Golden Gate Fire Control and Rescue District as a volunteer in August of 1989, transitioning to a full time position in August of 1993. He was one of the first two firefighters to successfully complete the State of Florida Pump Operator Certificate in 1995. Chief Nelson was promoted to Lieutenant in 2001 and then to Battalion Chief in 2010.

    Chief Nelson is a state certified Emergency Medical Technician and holds a Fire Officer II certification. He was an original member of the District’s USAR team serving from 2002 until 2013, a member of the Dive team and CPR instructor. Serving on numerous committees, Chief Nelson developed the District’s Commendation/Awards program and hydrant testing program, served as Union President and is a certified Professional Medical Coder. Chief Nelson currently serves as the District’s Uniform and Safety Gear Resource Officer.

  • Jeff Davenport

    Jeff Davenport

    Battalion Chief/ B Shift

    Jeff Davenport

    Jeff Davenport

    Born and raised in Naples, Battalion Chief Jeff Davenport began his fire service career in 1996 as a volunteer with the Golden Gate Fire Control and Rescue District. Chief Davenport began his full time fire service career with the City of Naples Fire Department in 1997 and the East Naples Fire Control and Rescue District in 1998 where he promoted through the ranks to his current position with the Greater Naples Fire Rescue District.

    Battalion Chief Davenport earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration at Barry University, Associate’s Degree in Fire Science from Edison Community College, and is a state certified EMT/Paramedic. Valuing education Battalion Chief Davenport has attained certificates/certifications through the National Fire Academy, Florida State Fire College, and Florida Forest Service.

    Battalion Chief Davenport enjoys spending time with his wife of 18 years and his son.

  • Andy Krajewski

    Andy Krajewski

    Battalion Chief/ C Shift

    Andy Krajewski

    Andy Krajewski

    Battalion Chief Krajewski has been a member of Greater Naples Fire Rescue for 17 years. In addition to serving as the C-Shift Commander Chief Krajewski serves as the Special Operations Chief and teams coordinator, overseeing the District’s hazardous materials, technical rescue, urban search and rescue, and dive rescue teams. Chief Krajewski is a member of the District’s Safety Committee as well as the Governing Documents Committee. Chief Krajewski holds an Associate’s Degree in Accounting, is a Florida certified Emergency Medical Technician Hazardous Materials Technician as well as Technician Level certified in the USAR disciplines.

  • Matthew Trent

    Matthew Trent

    Battalion Chief/ C Shift

    Matthew Trent

    Matthew Trent

    Matthew Trent began his fire service career in 2006 with the Golden Gate Fire Control & Rescue District. Matthew holds an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science & Technology, a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Safety Administration, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. Currently, he is pursuing a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration with a specialization in Emergency Management and is a current student in the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program (EFO). Additionally, Matthew has been designated Fire Officer (FO) by the Center for Professional Safety Excellence (CPSE) and Member Grade (MIFireE) by the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE).

    Matthew holds numerous Florida certifications to include Fire Officer IV, Live Fire Burn Instructor II, Fire Instructor III, Safety Officer, Fire Inspector II, Hazardous Materials Technician, Fire Investigator I, and Pump Operator. In addition, he has achieved an accredited Fire Officer IV, Fire Inspector II, and Plans Examiner certification by the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (NBFSPQ) and is a certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B) with both the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) and the State of Florida.
    Matthew is a National Fire Academy (NFA) instructor, teaching coursework in the upper division baccalaureate Fire Prevention Management program and a National Incident Management System (NIMS) instructor with the Florida State Emergency Response Team (SERT). Matthew also served as the District’s Hazardous Materials Team Coordinator for eight years.

    Matthew currently participates as a member of the Academic Peer Review Committee with the International Public Safety Association (IPSA) and recently served on the International Association of Fire Chief’s (IAFC) Company Officer’s Strategic Planning Committee. Additionally, he is an active member with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), International City/County Management Association (ICMA), Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDOSA), Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SPFE), International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI), and the American Psychological Association (APA).

    Prior to his most recent promotion to Battalion Chief, Matthew served as a Firefighter, Driver/Engineer, and Lieutenant. In addition to his fire service professional development, he served as Union Treasurer for eight years and participated on various committees.

    Matthew’s time off from work is enjoyed with his wife and two children.

  • Caleb Morris

    Caleb Morris

    Battalion Chief/Planning

    Caleb Morris

    Caleb Morris

    Battalion Chief Caleb Morris began his career in the fire service as a volunteer with the Ochopee Fire Control and Rescue District in 1997. His transition to a full time fire career at Ochopee began in 1998. He was promoted throughout the years to the rank of Assistant Chief.

    Battalion Chief Morris is a State Certified Fire Officer, Fire Inspector, Fire Instructor, and EMT. He also holds numerous Leadership certificates from the National Fire Academy as well as various wildland certifications. He is a licensed United States Coast Guard boat captain, and is also a certified Rescue Diver.

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