Governor Gordon announced the appointment of Byron Mathews as State Fire Marshal and Director of the Department of Fire Prevention and Electrical Safety

Casper, WY – State officials have announced that Matthews replaces Young, who is retiring after serving as interim State Fire Marshal following the retirement of Michael Reed in August, 2022.

Mathews has been employed by Cheyenne Fire Rescue (CFR) since 1999 and currently serves as Fire Marshal Division Chief. Mathews has worked through all the ranks at CFR, including Firefighter, Engineer and Lieutenant. 

In his current position, he is responsible for overseeing staff dedicated to fire prevention and investigations. He is a certified Code Official through the International Code Council and a Fire Investigator and member of the International Association of Arson Investigators. 

The Wyoming Department of Fire Prevention and Electrical Safety was created in 1955. Its functions include conducting fire and electrical inspections for public buildings in the state; firefighter training; fire and safety education; arson investigations and conducting non-structural plan reviews on public buildings; and licensing of electricians in the state.

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