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Green Bay Metro Fire Chief David Litton will retire at end of year

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Posted at 4:11 PM, Jun 29, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-29 17:11:17-04

GREEN BAY (NBC 26) — Green Bay Metro Fire Chief David Litton announced Wednesday his intentions to retire at the end of the year.

Litton has served as the Green Bay area's fire chief for nine years. A news release from the City of Green Bay says this marks the end of a nearly 40-year career in the fire services.

“Chief Litton has made a tremendous impact on our community,” stated Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich. “Thanks to his leadership, Green Bay was the first city in Wisconsin to achieve a Class 1 Public Protection Rating from the Insurance Services Office. We also saw the successful merger of the Green Bay, Allouez, and Bellevue Fire Departments, benefiting all citizens with exceptional Fire and EMS services. Finally, he has always led the department with an absolute commitment to protecting the well-being of our firefighters and the safety of our community. I will miss his leadership, and I thank him for his service to our city.”

With this announcement, the Green Bay Police and Fire Commission will begin the process of selecting a new chief.

“Chief Litton will be leaving some big shoes to fill. Having this extensive lead time is very helpful to the Commission in our advertising and selection process,” noted PFC President Rod Goldhahn. “Our goal will be to have a new chief selected and in place prior to Chief Litton’s retirement, to allow for a smooth transition.”

According to the city, that process will begin immediately with the City Human Resources Department.