Kujawa to retire
For the Times
WAUSAU – Wausau Fire Chief Tracey Kujawa has announced her retirement, effective April 1.
“Chief Kujawa’s contributions to the Wausau and Stevens Point communities through her selfless service have been trailblazing and have made permanent positive impacts within both communities,” a city release stated.
“Chief Kujawa has devoted 29 years to serving others through the fire service. She started as an entry-level firefighter/EMT-B with Stevens Point Fire Department (SPFD) in 1992, becoming the first female firefighter in that department’s history.
“She was instrumental in SPFD’s rise to a paramedic level service and completed her paramedic in 1998. She rose through the ranks before taking over as the Fire Chief in 2011.
“In 2014, she felt she could use her passion for leadership in combination with her extensive experience and education to serve a larger department and accepted the fire chief’s position at Wausau Fire Department, the first female fire chief in the department’s 150-year history.
“Through hard work, leveraging resources, team-building, strategic planning, leadership development, and a sincere passion for serving others Chief Kujawa has plotted a new course for the Wausau Fire Department.”