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4th August, 2020 - 03.23am: Crew from Springbourne mobilised to reports of a fire alarm sounding i...Read more

4th August, 2020 - 03.14am: Two crews from Dorchester mobilised to a fire alarm sounding at a resi...Read more

4th August, 2020 - 02.53am: Two crews from Devizes and one from Calne mobilised to reports of a fi...Read more

2nd August, 2020 - 16.28: A fire crew from Royal Wootton Bassett is currently dealing with a fir...Read more

2nd August, 2020 - 11.39: A fire crew from Blandford Forum responded to an alarm activation in a...Read more

1st August, 2020 - 20:27: Just before 8.30pm this evening Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Resc...Read more

1st August, 2020 - 19:27: Just before 7.30pm this evening Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue...Read more

1st August, 2020 - 14.47: A crew from Westlea and a land rover crew from Royal Wootton Bassett a...Read more

1st August, 2020 - 08.59: A fire crew from Wareham has extinguished a small fire on the beach at...Read more

1st August, 2020 - 07.53: Fire crews from Hamworthy and Poole are dealing with a fire involving ...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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