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Rob Allen

Rob Allen

Head of Community Risk, Human Resources and Development

What does your job involve?

My job is varied and involves the overall management of Community Risk and HR & Development. Community Risk deals with both business and community fire safety to ensure that the people in our two counties are as safe as possible. HR & Development also play a pivotal role within the organisation in supporting and developing our staff.

When did you start working for the Service?

I started my career in the fire service in 1998 with West Midlands Fire Service. In 2000, I joined Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service as a firefighter based at Redditch Fire Station. Since then, I have been fortunate to work in various roles across the organisation and also worked alongside police colleagues to deliver collaboration projects. Prior to my role as Head of Community Risk & HRD, I managed South District.

Why do you like working for HWFRS?

I am proud to be part of an organisation that has enthusiastic and hardworking members of staff who strive to deliver a high quality service to the communities of Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

What interests do you have outside of work?

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, running and football, including dedicating a little too much of my time traveling up and down the country watching Newcastle United. I also have a keen interest in personal development, including studying for a degree and playing an active role in the Institution of Fire Engineers.