Kooiman Promoted To Lieutenant

Friends, family, co-workers and city officials were on hand Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at Fond du Lac Fire/Rescue Station 1 to witness firefighter Ben Kooiman’s promotion to lieutenant.

As a 10 year veteran of FDLFR, Kooiman has received three unit citations, an award of merit and a stork award for delivering a baby in the field.

Kooiman is also a member of Fond du Lac Fire/Rescue’s Tactical Emergency Medical Support Team which works side by side with the City of Fond du Lac Police Department’s SWAT team.

Fond du Lac Fire/Rescue interim Chief Erick Gerritson stated “Ben is always willing to help out with the training of new fire recruits and is eager to step in and take charge of being a paramedic preceptor by providing instruction and guidance to our new paramedic students.”

Kooiman was sworn in to his position by Fond du Lac City Clerk Maggie Hefter and was pinned for the first time with his Lieutenant badge by his wife.