Roger Thomas, current Deputy Chief Fire Officer, has been confirmed as the new Chief Fire Officer of Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service.
Following the announced retirement of Chief Fire Officer Chris Davies in September, Roger Thomas, who was appointed at an extraordinary meeting of Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Authority on 6 December 2021, will take over the role of Chief Fire Officer in April 2022.
Councillor Elwyn Williams, Chair of Mid and Wales Fire and Rescue Authority said: ‘I am delighted to announce that our current Deputy Chief Fire Office, Roger Thomas, has successfully been appointed as our new Chief Fire Officer.
‘Chief Fire Officer Chris Davies leaves our Service in April 2022 following an illustrious career and I speak on behalf of the Fire and Rescue Authority when I say that we have full confidence that Roger will take the reins and continue to drive the Service forward.
‘We know that there are challenging times ahead, but we are confident that under Roger’s management, we will continue to address those challenges and maintain the high standards that our communities and partners have become accustomed to.’
Deputy Chief Fire Officer Roger Thomas said: ‘I want to extend my sincere thanks for the support and confidence of Members of our Authority in appointing me Chief Fire Officer of Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, a position I am immensely proud to be undertaking.
‘It has been an honour and a privilege to work with Chief Fire Officer Chris Davies, who during his tenure has shown outstanding commitment to the Service and the communities we serve.’