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Chief fire officer decision will provide 'breathing space'

Six month interim post allows time for review says CEO

Recruiting an interim chief fire officer to lead the Isle of Man Fire and Rescue Service is an opportunity to provide ‘breathing space’.

That’s the view of the chief executive of the Department of Home Affairs.

It follows the retirement of Kevin Groom after 40 years of service – a six month post was advertised for local candidates with a full time post for all interested parties due to be advertised after.

Dan Davies says there is nothing ‘sinister’ in the decision:

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