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Chief of Fire & Rescue for the Village of Pleasant Prairie, Paul Guilbert Jr, has announced that he will retire from his position with the department in early December this year. Guilbert has served as Chief of Pleasant Prairie’s department since October 13, 1986, spending 25 years as the community’s Fire Chief. Guilbert’s fire career has spanned more than 41 years in total. Chief Guilbert’s official retirement date will be December 2, 2011.
Guilbert served as Fire Chief through a period of rapid growth, occurring after the 1989 incorporation of Pleasant Prairie as a Village. Guilbert expressed his fondness for his post, “The members of the Pleasant Prairie Fire & Rescue Department have developed a reputation for their consistent ability to perform and the professional manner in which they deliver service. For that, I will be forever proud.”
The Pleasant Prairie Police and Fire Commission will be conducting a national search for the next Fire Chief. Guilbert will help the Village prepare for the transition. “Paul has served the residents of Pleasant Prairie for the past 25 years with a great deal of integrity,” commented Mike Pollocoff, Village Administrator. “He has seen the department through tremendous growth in the Village and has laid a strong foundation for the future growth and improvement of the department.” Guilbert further stated, “I now look forward to devoting my time to the family I have made, and the families they are making.”