Womack retiring as fire chief to prepare for new role as mayor

EASLEY — In anticipation of his swearing-in as the city’s new mayor, Easley Fire Chief Butch Womack will retire Dec. 31 after more than 30 years of service to the department.

Womack joined the Easley Fire Department in 1985. He was promoted to lieutenant in 1989 and became fire chief in 1993. As chief, he has involved the fire department in many community activities, such as Safe Kids Upstate, the Augusta Burn Center Boot Drive and city events, according to a city news release. He has worked to modernize and expand coverage of the department

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