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City of Milwaukee Fire Chief announces retirement

Posted at 1:23 PM, Sep 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-25 17:42:26-04

The City of Milwaukee Fire Chief Mark Rohlfing announced his retirement Friday, Sept. 25.

Rohlfing served as chief for over 10 years and said his last day serving the department will be Oct. 30, 2020.

“I have been fortunate to work with a dedicated staff including an exceptional command staff,” said Rohlfing. “The firefighters of the Milwaukee Fire Department are second-to-none; they are truly caring and selfless professionals. Thank you all for letting me become a member of the Milwaukee Fire Department family.”

Rohlfing has not announced his replacement at this time.

“For the last ten and half years, I’ve had the pleasure of working very closely with Chief Rohlfing," said Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. "He has modernized the Milwaukee Fire Department in a way that’s really retained the professionalism of the Fire Department at a time when we’ve had dwindling resources and many fiscal challenges. Chief Rohlfing has done a remarkable job in working with our suburban neighbors. There’s been more coordination and cooperation out of the City of Milwaukee Fire Department and suburban fire departments than we probably have seen in our lifetime. In many ways, he’s set the stage moving forward for more regional cooperation among the fire departments."

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