The Wind Lake Volunteer Fire Department has undergone a bit of shuffling within the leadership department.
Justin Lyman took over as fire chief on July 9 after the former chief, Don Catenacci, a former career firefighter with Wauwatosa and an assistant chief with Verona, retired. Catenacci began as Wind Lake chief in September 2018.
“The Wind Lake Fire Department wishes him the best,” Lyman said in an email.
Lyman joined the Wind Lake department in 2007 when he was sent to be a student for firefighter and EMT school. In 2012, the department sent him back to school and he became its first paramedic.
Lyman has lived in Wind Lake for 30 years and said he enjoys its small-town, rural atmosphere. He appreciates still being within driving distance of almost anything he needs, he said.