£115,000 fire chief on year’s sick leave to retire

By Jane Candlish

Published: 18/01/2013

THE £115,550-a-year head of Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service is retiring on health grounds after spending nearly a year on sick leave.

The north brigade confirmed last night that Trevor Johnson will step down after two stormy years in charge.

He went on sick leave in February 2012 – less than four weeks before a scathing Accounts Commission report criticised the service and the fire board for poor management.

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