Today Boris announced that I am his nominee for chairmanship of the London Fire & Emergency Planning Authority and the London Regional Resilience Forum.
The London Fire Brigade plays an incredibly important part in keeping Londoners safe and this will be even more important in this Olympic year, the Resilience Forum is tasked with ensuring that the emergency and other public services work as a team in the event of a major incident.
I've already received a warm welcome from people at all levels involved with fire and emergency planning from Bob Neill MP, the Fire Minister, senior fire officers, operational firefighters, authority staff and members and even the the London branch of the Fire Brigades Union.
Clearly this will be a steep learning curve but I'm am hugely excited about this role and look forward to working with everyone who strives to keep Londoners safe from harm.
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