Who We Are and What We Do

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Our Chief Fire Officer – Ian Hayton


Ian has over 41 years of experience with Cleveland Fire Brigade in extensive managerial and operational roles and became Chief Fire Officer on 8 February 2010.

Nationally, Ian leads for Pensions, Occupational Health (including Firefighter Fitness) and Co-Responding.

Ian was awarded the Queen’s Fire Service Medal in 2007.

Our Fire Authority Chair – Cllr Jan BruntonImage of Councillor Brunton

Councillor Brunton (Labour) became Chair of Cleveland Fire Authority in June 2015 and was appointed to the Authority by Middlesbrough Council in March 2009. Please click here for more details on our Fire Authority members, meetings and reports.

Our Teams

What We Do

Community Integrated Risk Management Plan (CIRMP) 2014-18 (PDF)

Our Community Integrated Risk Managment Plan (CIRMP) 2014-18 identifies the strategic issues to be addressed over the next 4 years. It is fundamental  to our planning process to ensure that we effectively manage the risks within our Fire Authority area to meet the needs of all sections of the community.