Derbyshire's chief fire officer has been suspended after he was charged with rape.
The county's Fire and Rescue Service said Sean Frayne would be suspended indefinitely while the case was active.
In the meantime, the brigade said deputy chief fire officer Andy Waldie and deputy chief executive Joy Smith would be filling in for him.
Frayne began his career in 1985 at the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, moving to the Derbyshire brigade in 1997.
He has worked in a number of roles including positions in training, station management, performance management, risk management, and corporate services before becoming chief fire officer and chief executive.