New fire battalion chief appointed for Daniel

Courtesy photo Newly selected Battalion 5 Chief Mike Straw, left, is pictured with Sublette County Unified Fire Chief Shad Cooper.

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.”

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