We are extremely proud of our trustee, Dr Fiona Twycross, who has been named London's first ever Deputy Mayor for Fire and Resilience.

She took on the role earlier this month when the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority was abolished in favour of a new office, the London Fire Commissioner office.

It means she and the office are now in charge of the day-to-day management of the fire and rescue service in the capital.

She will also be responsible for the oversight of London’s preparation for emergencies and coordination with the wide range of organisations that work on that. That work involves assessing risks and preparing arrangements to respond, recover or learn from emergencies.

Fiona is joined in the new office by former London Fire Brigade Commissioner Dany Cotton who will be the first London Fire Commissioner to hold the office 

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, said: “London’s firefighters, control officers and other Brigade staff work tirelessly to help keep the capital safe and their response to the terrorist incidents and Grenfell Tower tragedy last year was nothing short of heroic.

“Fiona led the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority with distinction through this hugely challenging time, and Dany has demonstrated incredible strength and leadership of the Fire Brigade. I wanted to make my intentions known at the earliest opportunity, and the continuity they provide will be of huge value."

Congratulations on your new role, Deputy Mayor! 

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