Retirement announced for chief executive of Humberside Fire and Rescue Service

Dene Sanders, the chief fire officer and chief executive of Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, who is to retire.

Dene Sanders, the chief fire officer and chief executive of Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, who is to retire.

After almost 31 years in the Fire service, the chief fire officer and chief executive of Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, is to retire later this year.

Dene Sanders, will officially step down on September 9, 2017 having stepped into the role in April 2014.

The recruitment of a new chief fire officer will take place over the coming weeks and months to ensure a smooth handover.

Chair of Humberside Fire Authority, Councillor John Briggs, wished Mr Sanders well in his retirement and said: “Dene has served Humberside Fire and Rescue Service with distinction since 1986 and has led the organisation over recent years with professionalism and enthusiasm.

Dene Sanders, Chief Fire Officer and Chief Executive of Humberside Fire and Rescue Service

Dene Sanders, Chief Fire Officer and Chief Executive of Humberside Fire and Rescue Service

“I have enjoyed working with him through some significant operational and budgetary challenges, but am assured that his successor will take over a Service on an even financial footing and with a new structure better placed to keep our communities safer than ever.”