MARSHFIELD, Wis. (WSAU) - The search for the next chief of Marshfield’s Fire and Rescue Department is over. The city’s Fire and Police Commission met Tuesday morning, and commission president Randy Gershmann announced that longtime deputy chief Robert Haight gets the nod as the next Chief of Marshfield Fire and Rescue. Haight’s tenure as Chief will begin immediately, and Gershmann added that, “Bob has a long history with the Marshfield Fire Department. He started over 28 years ago as a paid on-call firefighter, who was selected as a full time firefighter 23 years ago, and he obtained his paramedic licenses 17 years ago. Most recently, the last 15 years, he’s been deputy fire chief.” Gershmann says the commission spent several months conducting a national search that came down to the final two candidates. Besides Chief Haight, the other finalist was Craig Befield, Deputy Chief from the Watertown Fire Department. Chief Haight replaces Jim Schmidt, who retired this summer after serving the city for more than 30 years.