Tributes Paid To Former Fire Authority Chairman
12:38pm 7th May 2014
(Updated 12:55pm 7th May 2014)
The flag at Dorset Fire and Rescue's headquarters in Dorchester is flying at half- mast today.
It's in tribute to ex-Chairman and former councillor David Fox who died yesterday morning.
David worked with Dorset Fire Authority for 30 years and oversaw Dorset Fire Brigade move to become Dorset Fire and Rescue.
He leaves behind his wife and two sons.
Chief Fire Officer Darran Gunter said: "I am extremely saddened to learn of David's passing. For over 30 years David was hugely committed to the Fire and Rescue community both within Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole and also involved in wider national leadership issues. He was a passionate and caring man and will be missed by us all."
Chairman of Dorset Fire Authority, Councillor Rebecca Knox said: "David was one of the first county councillors I met when I was elected in 2009. His passion for the fire and rescue service was evident and he immediately inspired me to accept his invitation to become part of the Dorset Fire Authority. His dedication had been evident as I met with many councillors and officers both in Dorset and nationally who wished him well. On behalf of the Members of Dorset Fire Authority, our thoughts are with his family and friends, David's contribution will be remembered."
(Picture supplied by Dorset Fire and Rescue)