SOUTH Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Authority has appointed a new assistant chief fire officer.
Alex Johnson has more than 25 years’ experience, having started her firefighting career in Derbyshire in 1992.
Mrs Johnson rose to the rank of area manager, leading Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service’s prevention, protection and inclusion work.
She has also been an executive committee member of Women in the Fire Service for many years and was previously the women’s representative for the Fire Brigades Union in Derbyshire.
Mrs Johnson said: “I’m really excited to be joining a metropolitan fire service with a reputation as strong as South Yorkshire’s.”
Fire authority chairman Cllr Linda Burgess said: “The panel was impressed with Alex’s experience, achievements, and her vision for the future of our service here in South Yorkshire.”