London Fire Brigade

Mayor of London reappoints Brian Coleman as Chairman of fire authority

01 June 2010

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has reappointed Councillor Brian Coleman AM FRSA as Chairman of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority.

Brian Coleman said; "I will continue the work that I have started, to modernise the London Fire Brigade to bring it into the 21st Century. In these harsh economic times we will not waste taxpayers' money, but continue to provide the most effective and efficient fire and rescue service for London."

Mayor of London Boris Johnson said; "I am confident in Brian's ability and commitment to lead the fire authority. He has over ten years of valuable experience in this area and I believe he will be able to deliver the strategic priorities for the authority over the coming year."

The Mayor's proposal to reappoint Councillor Coleman will now be formally reported to the London Assembly.

Notes for editors

The Mayor has written to the Chair of the London Assembly in accordance with Schedule 4A of the GLA Act 1999, to reappoint Brian Coleman AM to the office of Chairman of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority, with effect from 16 June 2010.

Councillor Coleman became Chairman of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority in June 2008, and has served as a leading member of the Authority for ten years, including the position of Vice Chairman.

The London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority runs the London Fire Brigade.