Armstrong named Littleton fire chief

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By Ramsey Scott

Littleton Fire Rescue has a new top firefighter. 

The city has named Christopher Armstrong as head of the city’s firefighting and emergency operations. Armstrong, who will start his new job Jan. 20, will replace current Chief John Mullin, who’s retiring at the end of the year. 

“Chris Armstrong is an exciting and talented leader who will bring a fresh vision and perspective to the department,” City Manager Michael Penny said in a news release. “He has a track record of innovation that resulted in improved response times, increased accountability, establishing short- and long-term strategic goals, and obtaining millions of dollars in federal grants.”

Armstrong previously worked as deputy chief of operations for Miramar Fire Rescue in Miramar, Fla., where he started his career as a paramedic. In his most recent position, Armstrong developed and oversaw the department’s $24.8 million annual budget. 

Mullen announced his retirement on Aug. 23. Several months before the announcement, Mullen received a vote of no-confidence from the Littleton Firefighters Association.


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