Chris joined Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service in 2007 as Assistant Chief Fire Officer and has been in temporary charge of the service since January. Prior to this he served in Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, joining in 1983 at the age of 18.
Chris said, “I am honoured to accept the role of Chief Fire Officer. I have been fortunate to have the support of my family and am thrilled to continue working with staff who are dedicated to the fire and rescue service and the safety of the public in Cambridgeshire.
“I look forward to working with the fire authority, our staff and partners to continue to provide the community with a high quality, low cost fire and rescue service.”
Sir Peter Brown, Chairman of the authority, said, “We are looking forward to working with Chris to lead the organisation through the ever-changing challenges of a fire and rescue service. Chris has been chosen to bring innovative solutions and to continue to drive forward the organisation, while striving to deliver the best service we can for the people of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.”