Wally Beekman Retires From Waupun Fire Service

The City of Waupun and Waupun Country Fire Departments recently saw the retirement of a long-time member. Assistant Fire Chief Wally Beekman retired after 47 years with the City’s Department and 27 years with the County Fire Department. Waupun Fire Chief B.J. DeMaa says it’s quite unusual to see someone serve that long in the fire service. He says, “It is a mind boggling number and a number I don’t many firefighters will reach moving forward. That’s just an exceptional amount of time not only for an individual, but for his wife and family as well to commit to the volunteer fire service.”