August 3, 2022 |

A firefighter who began his career as a volunteer on the Rawlins Fire Department four decades ago is now the Interim State Fire Marshal.

Governor Mark Gordon appointed Mark Young to the position on Tuesday. Young replaces Mike Reed, who is retiring after six years in the role.

Reed also began his career in Rawlins. Before joining Governor Matt Mead’s staff as policy advisor, Reed served as Rawlins Police Chief.

Young has served as assistant state Fire Marshal since 2013. His 44 years of fire service began in Rawlins. Young then moved to Casper where he worked his way up to Fire Chief, a position he held from 1999 to 2013.

Young will also serve as Director of the Department of Fire Prevention and Electrical Safety. The department conducts fire and electrical inspections of public buildings, firefighter training, as well as fire safety and education.

Pictured above: Mark Young. Photo courtesy Wyoming State Fire Marshal.

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