Deputy Fire Chief appointed by South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

Andy Strelczenie was appointed to this position following a selection process.

He worked in the fire and rescue service for 26 years, originally with Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service before transferring to South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue.

He was previously an area manager at SYFR and was an emergency response manager for three years, most recently overseeing service development, corporate fire safety, HMICFRS inspection planning and the work of the organization with the National Fire Chief’s Council.

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South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service Andy Strelczenie, Deputy Fire Chief

In his new role, Andy will lead the implementation of South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue’s Service Improvement Plan and Community Risk Management Plans.

Fire authority chairman Councilor Tony Damms said: ‘It is extremely important that our fire and rescue service is well run, which is why the selection process for leadership positions such as this -this is so rigorous.

“The qualities Andy demonstrated during the process will all be needed to drive improvement across the organization, enabling it to provide the best possible service to the communities it serves.”

Andy said: ‘I am incredibly proud of South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue and honored to be appointed Deputy Fire Chief.

“We aspire to become one of the UK’s leading fire and rescue services and I look forward to further supporting that ambition in my new role – working with our fantastic staff to make sensible improvements to the way we provide our services while meeting the needs of our communities first.

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