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Hyle Retiring as Williamsburg Fire Chief After 16 Years of Service


December 29, 2022


For the first time in 16 years, the Williamsburg Volunteer Fire Department will begin the new year with a new chief. Current Chief Ted Hyle has decided to step down, passing the torch to Travis Prough.

"It is time," Hyle said. "It's time to get a younger perspective and new ideas."

The early years

Fueled by a desire to serve his community and at the urging of friends who were already members, Hyle joined the fire department 48 years ago and began a journey that would see changes not only in equipment, but training requirements and higher standards for members.

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