Beaver Dam Has New Fire Chief

(Beaver Dam) Beaver Dam has a new fire chief. At Tuesday night’s regular monthly meeting of the city’s Police and Fire Commission, action was taken to approve the hiring of Michael Wesle as fire chief. Wesle is succeeding Alan Mannel, who retired in mid-April. The new chief expressed his gratitude to the city of Beaver Dam, saying he is thankful for the opportunity to serve the city. He adds that everyone has been so welcoming, and both he and his wife have been blown away by how nice everyone has been. 

Former Chief Mannel’s retirement was not the only one this year as Deputy Chief Matt Christian retired six weeks after Mannel. PFC Chair Jeffry Kohman says it will now fall to the new fire chief to appoint a deputy chief as per state statute, a process he says that could still take another 30 to 60 days. 

The PFC also approved moving their next monthly meeting to the first Wednesday of August, in order to not interfere with the Police Departments National Night Out on August 3rd.