I left the Royal Air Force in 2013 after completing almost 23 years’ service as a Station Fire Officer (SFireO) specialising in providing expert 24/7 airfield crash and structural domestic firefighting cover, as well as providing fire safety compliance and training and advice to the Station Commander and other Station Executives.
Whilst serving in the RAF I completed many UK and Operational tours including the Falklands Islands, Bosnia, Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan, undertaking dynamic roles ranging from Firefighter, Station Manager, Fire Safety Officer to Theatre Fire Safety Officer at Camp Bastion.
UK tours included 4 years at the Defence Fire Training Establishment at Manston, managing and designing an Apprenticeship in Aviation Operations on the Ground for Trade Group 8, as well as teaching various fire service courses.
Whilst serving I was lucky enough to gain part time employment as a Fire Safety Consultant for Lawrence Webster Forrest who contracted me to undertake comprehensive fire risk assessments and provide guidance to Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. I also gained further part time employment at Suffolk and Norfolk Probation Service as an Unpaid Work Supervisor looking after offenders who carry out community service as part of their court order.
Since joining Zurich Insurance I have completed an 18 month training program, which resulted in being successfully signed off by our Risk Engineering Technical Centre (RETC) as a Q2P qualified Risk Analyst to undertake risk assessments which include, Fire, Security, Flood, Business Interruption and Business Resilience.