Milwaukee Fire Department Honors Retiring Fire Captain in an nontraditional way due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. At the same time giving the first responders a small sense of normalcy.”It is tradition for the Milwaukee Fire Department to honor retirees on their last day of service by bringing in nearby rigs and crews and erecting 2 ladder trucks with the U. S. Flag hanging between. Everyone lines up, the retiree shakes hands and hugs those in line, says some final words, drives out of the firehouse in their vehicle passing below the U.S. Flag, and is saluted by all personnel present. It is an emotional event and one met with mixed emotions by the retiree as we truly love the job.
Because of the current COVID-19 pandemic, they have to do things differently as the department is doing its best to comply with social distancing as well. So, the Milwaukee Fire Dept. is honoring Captain Bill Paulin by meeting near his home to honor his years of service to the Milwaukee Fire Department and the U.S. Army.
Capt. Paulin served for 30 years with the city of Milwaukee Fire Dept. and 30 years of service to our country with the U.S. Army as a Command Sergeant Major.”