Reception for retiring Wyoming fire chief

Retiring Wyoming Fire Chief Bob Austin (courtesy photo)

WYOMING, Mich. (WOOD) — After 37 years on the job, Wyoming Fire Chief Bob Austin is retiring and the community is saying thank you with a retirement celebration Monday afternoon.

A coffee reception is happening at 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Monday at Wyoming Fire Station 3 located at 2300 Gezon Parkway SW.

Fire Chief Austin, a Wyoming native, started with the fire department in 1977 as a reserve firefighter and became a full time firefighter two years later. Austin became fire chief in 2006.

“Bob has been a dedicated public servant who comes from a long line of firefighters,” Wyoming City Manager Curtis Holt in a written statement. “We sincerely thank him for the good work he has done for the people of Wyoming and wish him well in his retirement.”

Austin’s grandfather, father and uncle have a combined 146 years dedicated to the fire service; 117 of those years serving the city of Wyoming.

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