New Fire Chief For Wisconsin Rapids Appointed

Interim Fire Chief Scott Young Appointed Wisconsin Rapids Fire Chief

Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin – July 16, 2018

The City of Wisconsin Rapids Police and Fire Commission is proud to announce that, after a search, assessment, and interview process, Interim Fire Chief Scott Young has been appointed to serve as the Fire Chief for the City of Wisconsin Rapids.

Chief Young has been with the Department for 27 years, advancing to Captain/Crew Commander in 2006 and named Deputy Chief in 2011. He was appointed Interim Fire Chief in September 2017 upon the retirement of Chief Dave Kerkman.

Chief Young recently commented: “I am humbled and honored to be named the Fire Chief for the City of Wisconsin Rapids. It will be a privilege to serve in this capacity. I look forward to continuing the Department’s mission statement: ‘Professional at all times, proficient in all tasks,and polite to all whom we serve.’

The members of the WRFD are true examples of this mission. Day in and day out they consistently provide exceptional services to the citizens of our community. As Chief, it is my intention to build upon the many positive accomplishments we have achieved over the years. I believe in ethical and value-based leadership and encourage open communication. I am looking forward to continuing to serve our community.”