Strathclyde Fire Brigade.(People)

Brian Sweeney has been appointed Fmr of Strathclyde Fire Brigade.

Mr Sweeney, 43, held the post of Temporary Firemaster since March 1, when his predecessor, Jeff Ord, became Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Fire Services for Scotland.

The post will soon undergo a name-change to Chief Officer of Strathclyde Fire and Rescue, reflecting the broad range of incidents, including road traffic accidents and water accidents that the service has to deal with. Mr Sweeney joined Strathclyde Fire Brigade as a recruit in 1980.

He rose steadily through the ranks, holding various senior posts including DepCmdr of Central Command (which includes Glasgow), AFmr (Director of Operations) and DFmr. …

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