The Waupaca Area Fire District was founded in 1871 and is celebrating their 150th anniversary in May of 2021. The department used to consist of two departments, but in the early 1900's, both a city and rural department came together to form one district. The area the district serves is a seasonal vacation area where their call types range from structure fires and traffic accidents to EMS assistance and ice water rescue.
Population: 14,000 (24,000-26,000 seasonal)
Coverage: 146 sq mi
Terrain: City, Rural, Tight Roads, Hilly
From The Chief
Chief Jerry Deuman
"It's always nice to work with people who are willing to do what it takes to make the customer happy. We wanted a rear suction inlet, but the ladder storage configuration made it a challenge. The engineers at Pierce worked tirelessly to design the truck around our request. Our pumper will serve our urban and rural runs well with easy maneuverability and compartments that can hold a huge cache of supplies."
Leslie Niles is the sales representative from Fire Apparatus & Equipment that worked directly with the Waupaca Area Fire District on their Impel PUC Pumper. FAE is a full line sales and service distributor of fire apparatus and equipment for the middle and northern parts of Wisconsin as well as Michigan's Upper Peninsula.