(Waupun) The Fond du Lac County board Tuesday night approved the appointment of Waupun’s former fire chief to the communications and emergency management director position. B.J. DeMaa is succeeding Bobbi Hicken who left last Friday for a job in the private sector.
DeMaa says although there are a lot of responsibilities with the county job it will give him more time with his family, which they are excited about. Being on-call will still be part of his job, but he says there will be less of that than there was with the city of Waupun.
DeMaa will still provide his knowledge and expertise to Waupun as part of the city falls under the jurisdiction of Fond du Lac County. After 20 years as a firefighter, DeMaa spent the last eight as Waupun’s fire chief and emergency management director. He starts his new job with the county on October 2nd.