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State Fire Marshal Butch Browning retiring to accept new national position

Butch Browning
Butch Browning
Published: May. 4, 2022 at 5:22 PM CDT|Updated: May. 16, 2022 at 9:18 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - State Fire Marshal H. “Butch” Browning is retiring to take on a new role as executive director of the National Association of State Fire Marshals.

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced on Wednesday, May 4, the news of Browning’s retirement and acceptance of the new position, which become effective May 15.

At 14 years, Browning is the longest-serving state fire marshal in Louisiana’s history, according to the governor.

Gov. Edwards also announced State Fire Marshal Deputy Assistant Secretary Daniel H. Wallis as the new state fire marshal. Wallis previously served as deputy chief of the state fire marshal’s office.

To read Gov. Edwards’ official announcement, click HERE.

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