BDFD Promote Two To Captain And Lieutenant

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Fire Department is highlighting the promotion of two of their firefighters.

Lieutenant Wesley Jahnke has been promoted to the rank of captain. Jahnke began his fire service career serving alongside his father as a paid-on-call firefighter with the Juneau Fire Department in 2011. He also served with the Watertown Fire Department and with Ryan Brothers Ambulance Service. Officials with the Beaver Dam Fire Department say Jahnke will be tasked with leading the agency’s Technical Rescue Team. He also plays a key role in the departments training program.

Firefighter/Medic Matthew Weidler was promoted to the rank of lieutenant. Weidler started as paid-on-call with the Beaver Dam department in 2013 and was hired as a career firefighter in 2016. Officials say Weidler will continue to be responsible for the department’s communications programs, he will also be taking on responsibilities with the emergency medical services program.

Both began their new roles on Tuesday. A swearing-in ceremony will be held sometime this spring.


Pictured from left to right: Captain Wesley Jahnke and Lieutenant Matthew Weidler