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New chief fire officer for Norfolk

PUBLISHED: 13:41 26 May 2010 | UPDATED: 17:51 30 June 2010

NORFOLK has a new chief fire officer following the appointment of Nigel Williams.

Mr Williams, who joins from Dorset Fire and Rescue Service, where he was deputy chief fire officer, will take up his position in early August, replacing Richard Elliott who retired in March of this year.

NORFOLK has a new chief fire officer following the appointment of Nigel Williams.

Mr Williams, who joins from Dorset Fire and Rescue Service, where he was deputy chief fire officer, will take up his position in early August, replacing Richard Elliott who retired in March of this year.

Nigel's fire service career has spanned 25 years and three fire and rescue services - West Yorkshire, Suffolk and most recently Dorset.

He has been operational in all his roles, whilst he also spent a three year spell as a lecturer at the National Fire Training College in Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire.

Having developed a broad base of experience he has been able to take a leading role in various aspects of service development and delivery.

Mr Williams said: "I am delighted to take up the role of chief fire officer for Norfolk and am looking to build on the service's strong reputation.

“I want to ensure that as many people as possible feel safe in their community and reassured that we will be there for them, should they need us.

“I look forward to working with the Fire and Rescue Service team, the County Council, partners and the local community, to achieve the aim of making Norfolk as safe a place as possible."


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