CHEYENNE – In a press release last Tuesday, August 2, released by Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon’s Communications Director Michael Pearlman, the governor “announced the appointment of Mark Young as (the) Interim (Wyoming) Fire Marshal and Director of the Department of Fire Prevention and Electrical Safety.”
Young Replaces Mike Reed, who is retiring after six years in the role.
Prior to being appointed as the Interim Wyo Fire Marshal, Young served as Deputy Director and Assistant State Fire Marshal since 2013 and has served Wyoming in various fire department capacities for 44 years.
Young began his career as a volunteer firefighter in Rawlins, Wyo. before moving to Casper where he began a long career with the Casper Fire-EMS Department; he served as Casper Fire Chief from 1999 to 2013.
“I would like to thank Director Reed for his work over the past six years, particularly his efforts to modernize the agency and expand its online offerings, at a significant cost-savings to taxpayers,” Gordon wrote. “Mark comes to the position with the knowledge and skills to continue this tradition in his new role.”
The Wyoming Department of Fire Prevention and Electrical Safety was created in 1955. Its functions include conducting fire and electrical inspections for public buildings in the state; firefighter training; fire and safety education; conducting non-structural plan reviews on public buildings; and licensing of electricians in the state.