Roepke named Pleasant Prairie assistant chief of fire & rescue

Craig Roepke is the new Pleasant Prairie Assistant Chief of Fire & Rescue, the village announced today.

The press release follows:

The Pleasant Prairie Police and Fire Commission has named Craig Roepke as the new Assistant Chief of Fire & Rescue for the Village of Pleasant Prairie. Roepke has been with the department since May of 1982, first serving as a Paid-on-Call Firefighter and then being hired as a full-time Firemedic in 2009. Roepke has a long tenure with the department. He has earned designations of: Firefighter-1, 2, and 3; EMT; EMT-D; EMT-I; and Paramedic. Roepke is also a Certified Driver/Operator-Pumper, Fire Instructor, Inspector and Officer. Roepke is a member of the Kenosha County Specialized Response Teams – Haz-Mat and Tech Rescue; the Lake/McHenry Specialized Response Teams – Wildland Team; a Community Emergency Response Team Instructor; and a graduate of the Gateway Technical College Officer Leadership Academy (COLA).

“The Village of Pleasant Prairie would like to thank Craig for his years of service to the residents in Pleasant Prairie and congratulate him on being selected as the new Assistant Chief of Fire & Rescue,” commented Chief of Fire & Rescue Doug McElmury. “Craig’s experience and leadership skills will be an asset to the department as they continue to provide high quality fire and rescue services to residents and visitors in Pleasant Prairie.”

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