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25 May, 2022

Jonathan Dyson to become new Chief Fire Officer for North Yorkshire and York

Commissioner Zoë is delighted that Jonathan Dyson has been confirmed as the new Chief Fire Officer of North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

This follows today’s (Wednesday 25 May) confirmation hearing during which Mr Dyson’s suitability for the role was tested by the North Yorkshire Police, Fire & Crime Panel.

Mr Dyson – currently the Interim Deputy Chief Fire Officer for North Yorkshire, was recommended to the Panel following a rigorous interview process organised by Commissioner Zoë. 

Jonathan will become new Chief Fire Officer and will take up the role following the retirement of Jonathan Foster.

At the meeting, Commissioner Zoë thanked Mr Dyson for his candidacy and is delighted that the Panel have confirmed him in role and looks forward to working with him in the future.

Jonathan started his career in South Yorkshire, where he undertook critical roles as Head of Training and Head of Service Delivery. He joined North Yorkshire in 2020 as Director of Assurance, leading and delivering organisational change, and was appointed Interim Deputy Chief Fire Officer in 2021.