Fire Chief

Chris Armstrong has 30 years of experience as a Firefighter/Paramedic including 18 years in senior administrative leadership positions of Division Chief or higher. Chief Armstrong holds a Chief Fire Officer Designation from the Center for Public Safety Excellence, an Associates of Science in Fire Science Technology, a Bachelor's of Science in Occupational Health & Safety, a Master's of Science in Emergency Services Management and is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Chief Armstrong started his career as a firefighter/paramedic in 1988, with Miramar Fire Rescue, a suburb of Broward County Florida. Miramar Fire Rescue has six fire stations and serves a community of nearly 50,000 citizens. Chief Armstrong served with Miramar for 26 years before retiring as the Deputy Chief of Operations in December of 2013.

Chief Armstrong also served as the Fire Chief in Littleton, Colorado from January 2014 through October 2018 before coming to Hall County. Littleton Fire Rescue has 9 fire stations and serves a population of nearly 250,000 citizens.

Chief Armstrong has been married to his wife Debora for 29 years and they have two children, Morgan 23 and Kyle 25.