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New Deputy Chief Fire Officer Appointed (27/04/06)
Issued on behalf of Highland and Islands Fire Board:
The Highland and Islands Fire Board has appointed a new Deputy Chief Fire Officer.
He is Mr Tony Wood, a senior divisional officer with Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service.
Mr Wood is Director of Human Resources and Lead Officer on Integrated Risk Management Planning with the Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, being a member of their strategic corporate leadership team.
He will take up his new duties in the early summer and will be joined by his family at the end of the school year.
Councillor Drew McFarlane Slack, Convener of the Highland and Islands Fire Board, welcomed Mr Wood's appointment.
He said: "Merseyside is one of England and Wales' highest performing fire and rescue services. Mr Wood's experience and abilities will add to the existing excellent management team we have in the Highlands and Islands."