2019 Grand Marshal:
Chief Frank (Fritz) Hilbert
The 2019 Grand Marshal is Mystic Fire Chief Frank (Fritz) Hilbert. Hilbert has served the town of Mystic as Fire Chief for 30 years and a firefighter for 47 years. He is on the executive board of the Connecticut State Firefighters Association and is the Commissioner of Fire Prevention and Control for the Connecticut Fire Academy.
A graduate of Three Rivers Community College, Chief Hilbert served as president of the Connecticut State Firefighters Association from 2012-2013 and currently serves on their executive board. Chief Hilbert is the Commissioner of Fire Prevention and Control for the Connecticut Fire Academy. In addition to his board work, Chief Hilbert is a strong advocate for career and volunteer firefighters.
“The Mystic Irish Parade is one of the biggest events Mystic has to offer, and I am excited to be participating as Grand Marshal,” said Hilbert. “It’s a great opportunity to be a part of one of the events that make our community such a great place to live in.”