Heads of service delivery appointed for the East, West and North

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Assistant Chief Officer Dave Boyle welcomes Andy Coueslant, John Miller and Paul Connelly to their roles.

Dave Boyle Portrait

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) has appointed three officers to the new posts of head of service delivery for the north, east and west of Scotland.

Highly experienced officers Andy Coueslant, John Miller and Paul Connelly have been appointed for the north, east and west respectively and each has been promoted from the role of area manager to deputy assistant chief officer (DACO).

Being qualified to operate as gold level commanders, the new DACOs possess the highest operational command certification and are available to take charge of major incidents.

Their remit includes working with the dedicated local senior officers across their areas and they will support the director of service delivery for Scotland, Assistant Chief Officer Dave Boyle, in implementing SFRS’s strategic objectives throughout the country.

ACO Boyle said: “Andy, John and Paul bring decades of experience to their new posts and I would like to congratulate them on their appointment.

“As members of my Service Delivery Management Team they each have a key leadership role in ensuring we continue to deliver the excellent fire and rescue provision the public both demand and deserve.

“Their work will cover operational response as well as the prevention and protection activities today’s firefighters carry out to keep people safe.

“They’re ideally placed to co-ordinate the work of our local senior officers so that national resources, objectives and strategies can always be deployed for the benefit of every community in a manner that’s appropriate to specific local needs.

“Our new DACOs will also play a key role in supporting the service’s work to build on the excellent relationships we have with all 32 local authorities to better deliver local outcomes throughout Scotland.”

Information on each of the new officers and their comments on taking up their new roles can be viewed by clicking on the following links.

For DACO Andy Coueslant, the new head of service delivery for the north: www.firescotland.gov.uk/news-campaigns/news/2015/02/head-of-service-delivery-for-the-north.aspx

DACO Andy Coueslant 2

For DACO John Miller, the new head of service delivery for the east: www.firescotland.gov.uk/news-campaigns/news/2015/02/head-of-service-delivery-for-the-east.aspx

DACO John Miller

For DACO Paul Connelly, the new head of service delivery for the west: www.firescotland.gov.uk/news-campaigns/news/2015/02/head-of-service-delivery-for-the-west.aspx

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