CRAIG Cook has taken over as the new Strathclyde Fire and Rescue area commander for North Lanarkshire.
Craig (49) recently returned to the service after completing a three-year secondment to HM Coastguard where he was the UK manager for the Maritime Incident Response Group.
He has experienced a varied career, joining the Royal Navy in 1979 and serving until 1984.
Craig then joined Strathclyde Fire Brigade in 1985 and has served in many posts at several stations.
For the full story, see the March 3 edition of the Times & Speaker