New Chairman for Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Authority
His appointment was confirmed at the Authority's main meeting which was held at the Authority's headquarters in Worcester earlier today (Wednesday, June 22).
Authority Members paid warm tributes to outgoing Chairman, Cllr Brigadier Peter Jones CBE, who had held the position since 2007. He was today elected as Vice-Chairman of the Authority.
The new Chairman, Councillor Prodger said: "I am looking forward to leading the Fire Authority, alongside supporting the staff of Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, who deliver such an excellent service to our local communities.
"It will be my privilege to continue to build on the excellent work of the previous Chairman. I know I can support of all my colleagues on the Fire Authority in what will be very challenging times in the public sector."
Paying tribute to Cllr Brigadier Peter Jones CBE, Chief Fire Officer Mark Yates said: "Brigadier Jones has been incredibly supportive during his tenure as Chairman of the Fire Authority. It has been a pleasure to work with him since my appointment last year.
"I am delighted that Cllr Prodger will be taking over the reins as Chairman of the Fire Authority. He brings with him a wealth of experience and has dealt with wide ranging issues throughout his time in local government. I very much look forward to working with him in the near future."