New Chair and Deputy Chair appointed to Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Authority

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Authority appointed a new Chair and Deputy Chair at its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday (7 June 2017).

Ceredigion Councillor Rowland Rees Evans and previous Deputy Chair of the Authority of was appointed Chair, while Swansea Councillor Jan Curtice was appointed Deputy Chair.

Councillor Rowland Rees Evans said: “Having represented the Authority as Deputy Chair for the last 12 months, it is a great honour to have been appointed Chair of the Authority for forthcoming year.

“I know that my tenure as Chair won’t come without its challenges, but I am very much looking forward to the year ahead. Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service is at the forefront of some of the most innovative fire and rescue technologies and I’m very proud to be representing the Authority as its Chair”.

Councillor Curtice added: “I am extremely proud to be have been appointed as Deputy Chair of the Authority and thank my colleagues for their support. As a long-standing member of the Authority I know the investment the Service has placed in its community prevention and protection activities and I am confident that we will continue to see the safety of our communities improve even further over the next 12 months”.

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service serves Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion, Swansea, Powys and Neath Port Talbot. The Service covers some 4,500 square miles and makes-up almost two thirds of the landmass of Wales. Mid and West Wales Fire and Service is governed by Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Authority, who ensure that the Service performs efficiently and in the best interest of the communities it serves. The Authority is comprised of 25 Elected Members who represent the six local constituent Authorities served by the Service.