Gloucester Mayor Greg Verga and Fire Chief Eric Smith announced the passing of Firefighter Sander Schultz. He was 57 years old. Schultz passed away unexpectedly on March 30, 2024.

A 26-year veteran of the Gloucester Fire Department, Schultz held the position of EMS Coordinator for many years before he went back on the line as the Engine 2 driver in West Gloucester. He started as a private, became a paramedic, eventually becoming the EMS Coordinator for the City of Gloucester for many years. In 2013, he won the Stroke Healthcare Professional Award from the American Stroke Association.

Raised in Colorado, he was a US Forest Service firefighter and a Hot Shot crew member. He became a heavy weather Bosun’s Mate in the US Coast Guard, where he met his future wife Sara. They married in 1992 in Kodiak, Alaska. He left the Coast Guard in 1998 and joined the Gloucester Fire Department.

Flags were ordered to be flown at half-staff to honor Firefighter Schultz for decades of service to the Gloucester community.

Sander is survived by his immediate family, Sara, Hunter and Tayler Schultz of Gloucester MA; his father, Robert C. Schultz of Lebanon, NH; his brother Rob Schultz of Hanover NH; as well as extended family.

– Photo courtesy of Gloucester FD