(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Fire Department recently staffed the Lake Mills Fire Department so its members could attend a funeral for its chief. Todd Yandre passed away unexpectedly on February 15th following a live fire training. Initial reports indicated that the 40-year department veteran died of a cardiac arrest.
Funeral services were held this past Sunday, February 26th. Beaver Dam Fire Chief Michael Wesle says his firefighters had the privilege of staffing the Lake Mills Fire Department so its members could attend Yandre’s funeral. Those who staffed the department were Deputy Chief Lee Smith, Firefighter Heather Shoemaker, Firefighter Brennan Buschke, and Firefighter Sam Osborne.
The four of them staffed an engine company for a 12 hour shift. Chief Wesle also passed along his department’s deepest and most sincere condolences to the family of Todd Yandre and the Lake Mills Fire Department.
–Photo courtesy of the Beaver Dam Fire Department Facebook page