David Ashworth announced as permanent chief fire officer for Norfolk

David Ashworth, who has more than 34 years of experience in the fire service, has led the countys s

David Ashworth, who has more than 34 years of experience in the fire service, has led the countys service for the past nine months. PICTURE: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Norfolk's acting chief fire officer has been selected to take on the role permanently.

David Ashworth, who has more than 34 years of experience in the fire service, has led the county's service for the past nine months.

Norfolk County Council said he was selected for the permanent position following a competitive recruitment process.

Mr Ashworth said: 'I am delighted and privileged to be appointed. Having been in the fire service for more than 34 years I believe that my experience will enable us to continue to provide the skills and expertise to keep the people of Norfolk safe.'

Tom McCabe, the council's director of community and environmental services, said: 'It's great news that David has been selected to continue as CFO in a permanent position. Over the past nine months he has done a great job of building the trust and respect of his colleagues and we have absolute confidence in his ability to lead the service into the future.'


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