Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s new Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive Rick Hylton and Deputy Chief Fire Officer Moira Bruin formally began their roles on Janu-ary 1st.
Rick succeeds Jo Turton, who retired in December after three-and-a-half years in the post, and Moira, who was previously Assistant Chief Fire Officer, takes on Rick’s former role.
Their ambition is for Essex to become one of the best fire and rescue services in the country.
Roger Hirst, Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex, thanked Jo Turton for her leadership and congratulated both Rick and Moira. He said:
“The fire and rescue service in Essex is in a good place thanks to the work of Jo Turton, the leadership team she established and, of course, the efforts of all the Service’s staff and volunteers who are committed to keeping the people of Essex safe.
“The Service has a bright future and both Rick and Moira are excellent, respected leaders with already proven track records.
“We’ll be working together to deliver my Fire and Rescue Plan for Essex and realise our vision that safe and secure communities are the bedrock on which we build suc-cess and wellbeing for all.”
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