WEST Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service has a new Assistant Chief Fire Officer and director of service support.
Dave Walton previously served with West Midlands Fire Service for 28 years, where he was most recently Acting Assistant Chief Officer and director of technical and operational support.
He replaces ACO Martyn Redfearn who recently retired.
Mr Walton started as a firefighter in the West Midlands and served as commander of the city of Coventry, as well as in a number of policy and training roles before becoming director of technical and operational support.
He has also held a number of specialist roles during his time with the fire and rescue service.
He is the national lead for hazardous materials for the Chief Fire Officers’ Association (CFOA) and a member of the National Operations Committee.
The service support directorate in West Yorkshire comprises human resources and training.