ROCK SPRINGS – In an open letter which was given to Sublette County Emergency Management, Rock Springs Fire Chief Lyle Armstrong announced he will be retiring.
His letter reads:
I am retiring as the City of Rock Springs Fire Chief effective at the end of the day on Friday, December 12, 2014. I have had the pleasure of serving on the Rock Springs Fire Department for the past 25 years and the true honor of serving the City as the Fire Chief over the past six and one half years.
Having truly enjoyed working cooperatively with my peers, I leave knowing that our contributions have made a difference in the service outputs and the quality of daily operations in many facets of emergency services in Rock Springs, Sweetwater County, and the State of Wyoming. I am extremely proud of the accomplishments of the various committee and board members that I have had the opportunity to work with. The mentoring, teamwork, and support of those people have been greatly appreciated.
I wish the emergency services of Sweetwater County and the State of Wyoming the very best into the future.
In response to Armstrong’s letter, Sublette County Emergency Management Coordinator Jim Mitchell said he has worked wiht Armstrong since 1997 in Rock Springs from both the inter-departmental relationship with the Rock Springs Police Department and as Emergency Managment Coordinator.
“I wish you extremely good luck in all your endeavors. It was a pleasure working with you” Mitchell said.