New fire chief

Stirling Observer - - FRONT PAGE -

The Scot­tish Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice has ap­pointed a new se­nior of­fi­cer to cover the Stir­ling area.

Alas­dair Perry, a fire­fighter with more than 20 years’ex­pe­ri­ence, took up his new po­si­tion as Deputy As­sis­tant Chief Of­fi­cer for East Ser­vice De­liv­ery Area last month.

In his new role he will cover a patch which stretches from the Bor­ders right up to the Stir­ling area and across to Fife.

DACO Perry was pre­vi­ously lo­cal se­nior of­fi­cer for Mid­loth­ian, East Loth­ian and the Scot­tish Bor­ders be­fore work­ing with Her Majesty’s Fire In­spec­torate where he played a key role in the de­vel­op­ment of the sin­gle Scot­tish Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice. He be­lieves the SFRS has to trans­form to meet emerg­ing mod­ern risks which also in­clude the rise of ter­ror­ism and an age­ing pop­u­la­tion in­creas­ingly call­ing on sup­port to stay safe at home.

He said:“I am ab­so­lutely de­lighted to have been ap­pointed to this role. I have worked at na­tional level but com­ing back to the east feels like I am al­most re­turn­ing home.’’

Role Alas­dair Perry

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