Anna Davidson

Assistant Chief Officer: Director of Prevention

“I have never met a more enthusiastic workforce.”


Tell us about your role

As the Assistant Chief Officer: Director of Prevention, I have overall accountability for four core elements of Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service which are:

  • Prevention
  • Performance and Information
  • Human Resources and Development
  • Training

My role is to set the strategic direction for these critical service areas to ensure the organisation delivers the best possible provision to the counties of Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Tell us more about your fire service career

I joined the fire service in February 2019 as the Head of HR & Development, progressing to the role of Assistant Director: Prevention and then onto Assistant Chief Officer in March 2023. Prior to working in Fire, I  started my career working for Marks and Spencer on their graduate scheme, ultimately working as the HR Manager for various stores across the Country. Following that, I spent 15 years in local government working in a variety of professional HR related roles at both a strategic and operational level working directly with the senior leadership team. I am proud to be a Chartered Fellow member of the CIPD and hold qualifications in coaching and mentoring.

What makes HWFRS a great place to work?

Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service is a really great place to work because it values its people and is keen to invest and develop employees to ensure we deliver the best possible service to our local communities. I have never met a more enthusiastic workforce, who are all focused on doing their absolute very best to contribute in whatever role they perform to ultimately serving their community and saving lives.