Regional Fire Authority Chief steps down

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Councillor Mehboob Khan has announced he will step down as Chair of the West Yorkshire Fire Authority.

Mr Khan, a member of Kirklees Council, said: “I have greatly enjoyed my time as Chair and have been impressed and encouraged by the high degree of professionalism and dedication shown by officers.”

Simon Pilling, Chief Fire Officer and Chief Executive, said: “He has always been very proactive and supportive of the service and has dealt with the sensitive issues surrounding the Fundamental Review and budget cuts as well as the current national firefighter industrial action.”