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Littleton Fire Chief resigns

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By Deborah Swearingen

Littleton Fire Chief Christopher Armstrong announced last week that he will be resigning from his position in October.

Armstrong, who has been with Littleton Fire Rescue since December 2013, has accepted a new position as fire chief in Hall County, Ga. He began his career at Miramar Fire-Rescue in Florida, working his way up from a paramedic to deputy chief of operations. His new position will allow him to be closer to family.

“This has been a bittersweet decision, but my family and I are excited to be closer to our extended family,” Armstrong said in a press release.

After Armstrong’s last day on Oct. 10, Operations Division Chief Jeff Tasker will serve as interim chief.

Littleton Fire is looking to fully merge with South Metro Fire Protection District, and voters in Littleton will face a ballot question about this in November. Should the merger be approved, South Metro Chief Bob Baker will take over as leader of those within Littleton Fire’s boundaries.

Littleton Fire Protection District covers a portion of South Jeffco, including Clement Park, Chatfield State Park and the area surrounding Lockheed Martin.