Ex-chief fire officer takes on director role for East Midlands Ambulance Service

Former chief fire officer for Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service, Martyn Emberson
Former chief fire officer for Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service, Martyn Emberson
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The former chief fire officer for Northamptonshire has been given a non-executive director role for East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

Martyn Emberson appointment was confirmed by the NHS Trust Development Authority.

A spokesman for EMAS said: “Martyn comes to his new role with a wealth of emergency service experience. He was the Chief Fire Officer for Northamptonshire, a post he held for nearly nine years. His career with the fire service spanned 31 years.

“Martyn is a first class honours graduate (Teesside University) and holds a Masters in Business Administration (Lincoln University). Martyn was named in the 2013 birthday honours list and was awarded the Queens Fire Service Medal.

Mr Emberson said: “In my former role, I helped forge an excellent partnership between EMAS and the fire service, particularly around co-responding, public access defibrillators and the sharing of premises. I am looking forward to bringing my experience of working in the emergency services arena to help EMAS fulfil its vision of providing first class emergency medical care to our community.”

EMAS’chairman, Pauline Tagg, said: “Our non-executive directors have skills and expertise in the public and private business sectors which complement those of our executive directors. I’m delighted that Martyn has joined us and am sure he will be an asset to our team.”

Non-executive appointments to NHS Trusts made by the NHS TDA are subject to the Code of Practice of the Commissioner for Public Appointments.

Martyn has been appointed from December 1, 2015 until November 30, 2017 and is entitled to receive a remuneration of £6,157 per annum.