Assistant Chief Inspector Simon Routh-Jones of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has been appointed as the new Chief Inspector.
Simon Routh-Jones was a fire officer for 37 years before joining HM Fire Service Inspectorate (HMFSI) as an assistant inspector in 2016.
“I am immensely proud and honoured to be appointed as HM Chief Inspector of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. It is a privilege to lead such a dedicated team within the Inspectorate.
“I look forward to continuing to provide independent and professional advice to Scottish Government and promote continuous improvement within Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and support the Organisation in the challenges ahead.”
He takes over as Chief Inspector from Martyn Emberson who recently retired.