Area Commander / Assistant Director
Tell us more about your role
As Head of Operational Support (Assets), I am responsible for Operational Logistics (fleet, equipment and stores), ICT, Property, Procurement, Environment and Sustainability.
My role is to ensure that my departments deliver efficient and effective support to frontline operations. Either by providing the latest fire engines and rescue equipment, computer and communications kit, or modern fire stations to deliver a quality and sustainable service to the public.
I am a member of the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC), and also the vice president of the Midlands branch of the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE).
Tell us more about your fire service career
As of 2021, I have spent 18 years in the fire service. I began my fire service career as a firefighter in Wiltshire Fire Brigade, before transferring to Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) in 2006. I have progressed through various roles before taking up the role of Area Commander / Assistant Director in 2020.
What makes HWFRS a great place to work?
After leaving college in 1990 I started a career as a civil engineer. Having joined the fire and rescue service some 13 years later I enjoy working with people who, like engineers, solve problems and pride themselves on delivering an excellent service to the communities of Herefordshire and Worcestershire. .