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Mike Moyer will become the Interim Jackson Hole Fire/EMS Chief beginning in
temporarily take the helm of the department after current Fire/EMS Chief Willy
Watsabaugh retires on Jan. 7, County Commissioners’ Administrator Alyssa
has a great depth of experience, leadership and knowledge, and I know he’ll be
very successful in that role,” Watkins said at Tuesday’s Teton County Board of
County Commissioners meeting.
working with local Fire/EMS in the fall of 1987 and previously worked in emergency
services in Pennsylvania.
he does not plan to apply for the position to fill Watsabaugh’s role permanently
but is looking forward to helping enable a smooth transition. Watsabaugh and
Moyer have already begun working together to plan the leadership shift.
announced his retirement in November after 39 years of fighting fires,
responding to community emergencies and ensuring public safety. Fire/EMS staff
are coordinating a community retirement party for the chief on Saturday, Jan.
will begin advertising and taking applications for the permanent position in