Louis, Schultz honored for quarter-century with Mebane Fire Dept.

Mebane Fire Department Captain John Schultz shakes the hand of Mebane City Manager David Cheek at the Monday, December 2 Mebane City Council meeting. Schultz, a Captain with the Mebane Fire Department, along with Chief Bob Louis, were both recognized for 25 years of service to Mebane. Schultz, one of the first full-time firefighters hired by Mebane in the mid-1990s, is currently a Fire Inspector for the city. 

At the December Mebane City Council meeting, City Manager David Cheek and other town leaders recognized two longtime members of the Mebane Fire Department for a quarter of a century of dedicated work on behalf of the town. 

Mebane Fire Department Chief Bob Louis and Captain John Schultz were recognized for 25 years of continuous service to Mebane. 

“Thank you John and Bob - we appreciate what you do,” Mayor Ed Hooks said. 

“Bob Louis is our Fire Chief. He’s probably one of the best Fire Chiefs in the United States,” Cheek said. “ I’ve had the pleasure of working with him for almost ten years now. We built a fire station together - not literally, but we oversaw it. I’ve seen him in action. I’ve seen him work with his board and with citizens. I too just want to tell you - 25 years in Mebane. It wouldn’t be the same without you. The work you do is extremely important. Thanks a lot.” 

Schultz, a Fire Inspector for the town, was one of the first two full-time firefighters hired by Mebane back in the mid-1990s. 

“25 years of service. You have been walking this road a long time,” Cheek said to Schultz as he presented him with his 25-year service cord. “I want you to know that we appreciate what you do. I want you to know that what you do is important. It’s what makes Mebane what it is today. It keeps it safe. You save lives. Every day, what you’re doing makes a difference in all our lives. So thank you for what you do.