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Cumbria's fire chief steps down
2:49pm Wednesday 30th October 2013 in News
CUMBRIA’S top fire officer has stepped down as part of the county council’s bid to save almost £80m over the next three years.
Chief Fire Officer Dominic Harrison’s decision follows an overarching review of the council's senior management team - aimed at delivering approximately half a million pounds worth of savings.
Mr Harrison said he was sad to be leaving but was looking forward to a new challenge after 30 years in the fire service.
“This is the right time to make a change in my life and look to do something different, and this was an opportune moment with the senior management restructure,” he said.
“I have enjoyed my time in Cumbria and am very proud of our achievements including the significant reductions in risk, activity and incidents across the county.”
Coun Stewart Young, leader of Cumbria County Council wished Mr Harrison ‘every success in the future’ and paid tribute to the ‘many improvements’ Mr Harrison made.
The service will be led by Ian Cartwright, Mr Harrison’s current deputy, until the council finalises its new structure.
He will leave the role tomorrow (Thursday).
Visit www.cumbria.gov.uk/ourfuture for details of all the consultations.
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