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 Jan Brunton Dobson (Labour) was appointed to the Authority by Middlesbrough Council in 2009, she represents Coulby Newham Ward.  She was appointed Chair of  Cleveland Fire Authority in 2015. Jan holds a range of other roles including the Executive Member for Education and Skills for Middlesbrough Council.

Please click here for information about on our Fire Authority members, meetings and reports.

Our Organisational Structure

Is split into three key directorates shown below. Please click on each for more information:

For details of our pay structure please click the link – Pay Structure July 2018

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