A TEIGNBRIDGE fire station has a new crew manager.

Ian Jessop, pictured, has been appointed as crew manager at Ashburton Fire Station, having more than 15 years of experience with Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service.

'I would like to invite the community of Ashburton and surrounding towns and villages in congratulating our new Crew Manager Ian Jessop' said former Crew Manager Chris Stanton.

'Ian has been a Firefighter with us at Ashburton for just over 15 years and has been a great asset to the station and personal colleague of mine in dealing with many incidents' Chris added.

'From last weeks drill session you will see Ian taking charge of incidents and also helping with day to day running of the station.

'Ian will now undertake a development period where he will learn all aspects of running a Fire Station which will include such things like training programs for Firefighters, Health and Safety and much more.

'Many congratulations Ian.'