Who We Are

Meet our Chief Fire Officer

Since joining Cleveland County Fire Brigade in 1975, Ian Hayton has performed a diverse number of roles within the Brigade, and has over forty years-experience. Ian has been Chief Fire Officer since 2008. He is responsible for strategic leadership of the organisation and providing a clear sense of purpose and direction.

On the national stage, Ian is the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) lead on Pensions matters and Medical and Occupational Health & Safety in the Fire & Rescue Service. He leads on the People and Organisational Development Executive Board for issues including National Firefighter Selection Tests, Assessment and Development Centres and Medical and Occupational Health Standards. He was awarded the Queen’s Fire Service Medal in 2007.

Ian is the founder, Chairman of the Board and Managing Director of Cleveland Fire Brigade Risk Management Services CIC, a commercial trading arm offering risk management, environmental and asset protection solutions to all companies in the Oil & Gas, Nuclear, Petrochemical and Energy sectors.

Meet our Fire Authority Chair

Councillor Paul Kirton was appointed as Cleveland Fire Authority Chair in May 2019.

Cllr Kirton represents Stockton Town Centre Ward for the Labour Party and has been a member of the Fire Authority since 2014. 

Learn more about on our Fire Authority members, meetings and reports here.

Our Organisational Structure

Is split into two key directorates which you can find in our Organisational Structure chart below:

Please click on each of the below for more information:

For details of our pay structure please click link below:

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