Friday March 1st, 2024 10:05AM

Hall County Fire Chief, deputy both resign

By Caleb Hutchins Assistant News Director

The chief and deputy chief of Hall County Fire Rescue have both resigned.

A release from the county Monday afternoon said Chief Chris Armstrong submitted his resignation effective Tuesday, August 29. Deputy Chief Tim Woodward submitted his resignation effective Monday, August 28.

Assistant Fire Chief Jerry Smith has been named as interim Fire Chief by the county with Bryan Cash being named interim deputy chief. Both have at least 29 years of experience with Hall County Fire Rescue.

Hall County Administrator Zach Propes thanked Armstrong for his service in a statement.

“Chris brought a wealth of knowledge, experience and many innovative ideas to life during his tenure with Hall County,” Propes said. “He has served the county well and has the utmost respect of the Hall County Board of Commissioners and County Administration, and we wish him well in his future endeavors.”

Armstrong served as fire chief for the county for five years. The county did not release details on the reason for Armstrong and Woodward's resignations.

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