The Fullerton Firefighter’s Association would like to announce our 8th annual Pinktober Event!

Since its inception, your Fullerton Firefighter’s have raised and donated approximately $200,000 used to aid in Cancer research. Our 2019 slogan is “Failure is Not an Option”.

Meet Retired Fire Chief Tom Schultz



Chief Tom Schultz of the Garden Grove Fire Department began his incredible 34-year career with the Fullerton Fire Department in 1985. As the years went on, he promoted and advanced into every level of the fire service till leaving FFD as the Deputy Chief of Operations in 2015. His remarkable career also included training hundreds of firefighter recruits for the Santa Ana College.

         After a shocking and devastating diagnosis of stage 4 pancreatic and liver cancer on January 9, 2019, Chief Schultz went home to be with the Lord on January 27, 2019. He battled the disease briefly but ever so bravely. He leaves behind his wife Kim of 29 years; his daughters Sarah and Marissa; his son Andrew; his grandson, Thomas; his mother Barbel; his brother Steve and his two nephews, Garrick and Kiefer. 

         Everyone who knew Tom is deeply saddened by his passing and remembers him as a man of immense integrity, courage strength and humor.

         At his retirement from the GGFD this past September, Tom wrote, “It’s been my deepest privilege to serve and protect the citizens of Orange County for 34 years. It’s bittersweet leaving a job and people I truly love.”

The Fullerton Firefighter's are honored to present this year's PINKtober theme...Failure is Not an Option.  This is the 8th year the Fullerton Firefighter's have sponsored an individual affected by cancer.  This year it hits very close to home.  Chief Tom Schultz and Chief Gary Dominguez are members of the Fullerton Fire Family.  The Fullerton Firefighter's are hopeful that one day society will no longer have to fight these battles because of the fight that was fought and won by those before them.  Our hope is that one day the world can finally be cancer free.  With the funds raised in the previous seven years, the Fullerton Firefighter's have donated approximately $200,000 to cancer research and assistance.  Every dollar raised takes us one step closer to getting rid of this awful disease once and for all.  Every dollar this year will be donated to the St. Jude Crosson Cancer Institute.  The Fullerton Firefighter's could not have done this feat alone.  Through community involvement, multiple events and the sale of all of our PINKtober gear we have come together as a community to ensure that other families do not have to go through the same battles that Chief Schultz and Chief Dominguez went through.  This year the Fullerton Firefighter's stand united and know that "Failure is Not an Option"!


About Us: We are Members of the Fullerton Firefighters Association dedicated to raising cancer awareness through community outreach.


Fullerton Firefighters' Association - Local 3421

2555 Yorba Linda Blvd Fullerton, CA 92831 www.ffdpinkproject.org