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Fire Chief to retire


MARSHFIELD, WI (WSAU)  -  Marshfield Fire Chief Jim Schmidt will be retiring effective next summer. That surprise announcement was made by Fire and Police Commission president Randy Gershman at Tuesday night’s Common Council meeting.

According to Gershman, “The Fire and Police Commission would like to announce that we have received Fire Chief Jim Schmidt’s retirement notice effective July 1st, 2013. The Commission will place his retirement notice on the next Commission agenda for acceptance. Chief Schmidt has served the city for 31 years, and the last 6 years as our Fire Chief.”

Gershman added that the Commission is already working with the city’s Human Resources Department to start the process of recruitment to find a suitable replacement for Schmidt.

Marshfield’s new state-of-the-art fire station was developed and built under the watch of Chief Schmidt.