Kingman Schuldt currently serves as Fire Chief and Administrator for Greater Naples Fire Rescue District in Collier County, Florida. The Fire District responds to more than 18,000 emergency incidents and perform over 6,000 life safety inspections annually. The District is comprised of 190 fire, rescue and life safety professionals operating from 15 facilities serving 150,000 residents within the District’s 304 squares. The District is currently preparing to annex an additional 880 square miles that will include the merger of three additional fire rescue facilities into the District.
Kingman holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from Barry University, Associate of Science degree in Fire Science Technology from Broward College, a graduate of the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Services LEAD program at the University of Virginia and the Florida Fire and Emergency Services Foundation Emergency Services Leadership Institute. In 2005 Chief Schuldt received designated as Chief Fire Officer from the Center of Public Safety Excellence.
Kingman currently serves as the Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs’ 2nd Vice President, Collier County Fire Chiefs’ Association President, the NFPA Florida Sprinkler Coalition Chair and Florida EMS Advisory Council member.
Kingman has previously served as a Technical Advisor to the International Association of Fire Chiefs’ Intrastate Mutual Aid System, Vice-Chair for the Florida Statewide Emergency Response Committee, and the Florida DoH EMS Advisory Council Disaster Response Committee. Kingman is owner and managing member of Emergency Services Management Group, LLC, a consulting group that focusses on career advancement coaching.
In July of 2013 Kingman was recognized by his colleagues as the Florida Fire Chiefs’ Association Fire Chief of the Year, and in 2014 as the Florida State Fire Chief of the Year.