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Latest Incidents

16th February, 2020 - 1:32pm: Swindon crew were mobilised to flooding of several properties. Good pr...Read more

16th February, 2020 - 12:12pm: We were called to assist a private property that were making their own...Read more

16th February, 2020 - 09:43am: A member of public made an emergency call as they had witnessed two sm...Read more

13th February, 2020 - 10.55am: 1) Driver and vehicle stuck in flood water Matchams Lane, Hurn - advic...Read more

14th February, 2020 - 7:02 PM : An Officer and the aerial platform from Swindon attended a dangerous s...Read more

14th February, 2020 - 7:26 PM : Crews have extinguished a kitchen fire involving a microwave oven usin...Read more

14th February, 2020 - 0924: One tipper lorry containing soil was on its side. BT cable involved an...Read more

14th February, 2020 - 2.31am: Two Crews and aerial appliance from Swindon and a further appliance fr...Read more

13th February, 2020 - 9.53pm: We were called to a report of a fire where there was no confirmation t...Read more

13th February, 2020 - 9.36pm: A crew from Poole were mobilised to the railway station car park in Po...Read more

Strategic Leadership Team

Our Strategic Leadership Team has overall responsibility for running the Service.

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Ben Ansell

Chief Fire Officer

Ben began his fire service career in 1994 and has been Chief Fire Officer since 1 December 2016.

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The Chief Fire Officer is the Head of Paid Service, responsible for operational leadership of the Fire and Rescue Service.

He is also the Fire and Rescue Authority’s professional adviser on all matters which are not the responsibility of either the Treasurer or the Clerk & Monitoring Officer.

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Derek James

Deputy Chief Fire Officer

Derek has worked for the Fire Service for nearly 20 years, and was appointed as Deputy Chief Fire Officer in 2017.

Responsible for overall coordination of Service strategy and performance. He is the strategic lead for Strategic Planning & Corporate Assurance; Information, Knowledge & Communications; Health & Safety; Democratic Services; Safeguarding; and Equality Diversity & Inclusion.

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T: 01722 691072

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Jenny Long

Director - People Services

Jenny has worked for the fire service for more than 25 years and has been Director of People Services since 2016.

Strategic lead for Operational Training, Learning & Development and Human Resources.

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T: 01722 691070

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Jim Mahoney

Director - Community Safety

Jim began his fire service career in 1991, and he became Assistant Chief Fire Officer in February 2017.

Responsible for Area Commands, Prevention, Protection and Resilience.

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T: 01722 691387

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Byron Standen

Director - Service Support

Byron began his fire service career in 1992 and became Assistant Chief Fire Officer in March 2019.

Responsible for Assets, ICT, Fire Control, procurement, Response Development and Response Support.

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