During its regular training meeting, Sublette County Unified Fire
formally appointed Mike Straw as the new battalion chief for Battalion 5 – Daniel.
Battalion Chief Straw will provide primary supervision for the Daniel fire response
area and ensure the facilities, apparatus, equipment and firefighters are prepared
to respond to emergency incidents in Sublette County.
“After 25 years of tremendous service, Battalion Chief Ben Franklin has asked to
step down from his leadership role. However, Chief Franklin plans to remain active
and continue to respond as a volunteer firefighter with our organization,” Fire Chief
Shad Cooper explained.
“With his departure, the fire battalion needed a new leader and Mike Straw was
selected as the most qualified and capable candidate for the position.” Cooper said.
“Mike has been a volunteer firefighter with our organization for longer than 8 years.
He is fully qualified as a Fire Officer II and A-EMT. Mike will also continue to serve
as the Health & Safety Officer for Sublette County Unified Fire in addition to his
new responsibilities as battalion chief.”