Fletty to Take Oath of Office, Become Interim Fire Chief

DC Pete Fletty

MARSHFIELD, WI (OnFocus) – As current fire chief Scott Owen heads for retirement, the Marshfield Fire and Rescue Department has their eyes set on a temporary replacement.

Deputy Chief Pete Fletty will step in to take the reins as Interim Fire Chief until a permanent replacement can be found.

Fletty’s more than 23 years of experience in the Firefighting field will help him as he leads the department. The Eau Claire native has had a long line of serving the municipalities that he lives in.

Fletty’s parents had both worked for the City of Eau Claire, his dad in wastewater management and mom for the school district, and encouraged their son to find a municipal career. A second cousin, Mike Fletty, has also since retired as Captain of the Eau Claire Fire Department.

Fletty said after celebrating his 20th year as a part of the Marshfield Fire Department back in 2018 that he loves what he does.

“After 20 years still, we have the best job in the world, hands down,” Fletty said. “I love my job, and still love coming to work after 20 years. We’re never going to be millionaires in this profession, but you can make a living doing this and there’s nothing else I’d rather do. There’s something to be said for loving your job after 20 years.”

Fletty will take his Oath of Office in front of the Police and Fire Commission at its Wednesday meeting.

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