The Firefighters Podcast

#290 Science Backed Data driven firefighting with Chief Fire Officer Dan Stephens

March 25, 2024 Pete Wakefield Season 4 Episode 290
The Firefighters Podcast
#290 Science Backed Data driven firefighting with Chief Fire Officer Dan Stephens
Show Notes

Dan Stephens Is a highly experienced and operationally competent Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive Officer. Currently serving as Chief Fire and Rescue Advisor and Inspector to Welsh Government Prior to which he was Chief Officer/Chief Executive Officer of the Melbourne Metropolitan Fire Brigade having previously served for 7 years as the Chief Fire Officer of Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service.

Dan led Merseyside through 7 years of the most significant challenges in the history of the organisation maintaining excellent levels of performance throughout.  With extensive operational leadership experience around critical incident decision making Dan has been the Fire and Rescue Service Incident Commander at a number of major incidents.

Dan was the Chair of the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) Operations Coordination Committee, the strategic lead officer for National Resilience and capability lead officer for Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) and the UK International Search and Rescue Team (UK ISAR). He was awarded the Queens Fire Service Medal (QFSM) in the Queens New Year’s Honours List 2015 for service to the Fire and Rescue Service.

Prior to joining the FRS he was a soldier in the Third Battalion, The Parachute Regiment from which he was discharged with an Exemplary Service Record.

You can connect with Dan via his LinkedIn HERE

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