The Natrona County Fire District has chosen a new Chief. Fire Chief Richard Ratcliff has retired, and the department stayed local in the search for a replacement.

They have chosen Casper Fire Marshal Robert Fawcett as the new Chief.

Here is the official announcement from their Facebook page.

"We are pleased to announce Bob Fawcett is officially our new Chief. Bob leads us with 34 years experience in the fire service. Bob served on both the Newcastle Fire Department and the Weston County Fire District where he performed several rolls including Chief of the Newcastle Volunteer Fire Department. Bob then served with Casper Fire EMS for 16 years as an Engineer, Fire Inspector, Investigator and Prevention Officer. He has spent several hours in schools around the community teaching and educating children and students ranging from small day care centers to instructing college fire science programs. Bob is an excellent fit for the NCFD and we all look forward to the future."