New chief fire officer appointed

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Nottinghamshrie Fire and Rescue has appointed a new chief fire officer.

After starting with Nottinghamshire Fire Service as a firefighter in 1996, John Buckley will take over from retiring chief fire officer, Frank Swann.

Coun Darrell Pulk, chairman of the Fire Authority, said: “I’m delighted that we interviewed the current deputy and the entire appointment committee’s view was that John will make an exceptional chief.

“We are sorry to see Frank go but at the same time we are looking forward to working with John to help create even safer communities across the county.”

Mr Buckley will take up the position from his current role as deputy chief fire officer on 1st April. He was appointed as the new chief at a meeting of the full Fire Authority on 13th December.

Mr Buckley said: “I’m really proud to have started here and now reached the most senior position. My aim is to continue the fantastic work we are already doing to make Nottinghamshire a safer place.” More information can be found at www.notts-fire.gov.uk