WYOMING, Mich. (Michigan News Source) – The Wyoming Fire Department in Kent County will soon have a new acting chief.

Wyoming city officials say Deputy Chief Dennis Van Tassell will take over as Acting Fire Chief on January 1st, 2024.

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Tassell has been with the department for 24-years and will replace former fire Chief Brian Benett. Benett left the role earlier this year due to what the city says was argumentative behavior with a lack of respect for leadership.