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CFOA appoints president

26 August 2008

The Chief Fire Officers' Association (CFOA) has appointed Charlie Hendry as CFOA President at the Associations annual general meeting on Friday 27th June 2008.
Charlie, Chief Fire Officer of Kent Fire and Rescue Service becomes President after serving two years on the presidential team as Vice President Elect then as Vice President. Charlie will serve as CFOA President for a one year term.

CFOA appoints president
CFOA appoints president

Upon accepting the appointment Hendry said: "I am honoured to be taking over as CFOA President at this stimulating and challenging time. I am looking forward to building upon the achievements of the Association over previous years. I am also eager to lead and work with our members to maintain CFOA's position as the professional voice of the UK fire and rescue service.

Despite the huge improvements in the performance of Fire and Rescue Services over the last few years, there remains a lot still to do and we will be encouraging Government to play their proper part. The most urgent issue we face is the need to respond positively to the findings of Sir Michael Pitt's review into last year's floods. We look forward to working with Government and other partners to ensure that we can achieve real clarity in responsibility and role for all those who will respond to any future event. We were obviously pleased to see that Sir Michael accepted the Association's view on statutory duties and we will be seeking an early meeting with Ministers and officials to discuss the next steps."

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