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Reflections on my first year as Chief

Category: Management, Uncategorised    Date: 1st December 2017    

On 7 November 2016, I was honoured to take up the role as Chief Fire & Rescue Officer.  It was a huge honour personally and professionally to be appointed to lead our Service.  There have been many highlights, and indeed challenges, during my first year as Chief.  Without doubt, the key highlight of the year was meeting and engaging with you, our people.

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General Posts

Thank You!

Category: Thank you    Date: 7th September 2017      

From the heat of gorse fires in May and bonfires in July to the flooding in late August, I am proud to say that through it all Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service was there to respond and to help ‘Protect Our Community’. Whether you are a Firefighter, an Officer, Regional Control Centre or Support Staff every day we work together, as a team, to Protect Our Community. Thank you, to each and every one of you, for your contribution and for serving NIFRS with such distinction over recent months.

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Vision, Mission & Values – What’s it all about?

Category: Employee Engagement, Mission & Values    Date: 18th August 2017      

I believe the vision, mission and values we assign to an organisation are critical to its future success. But do we fully understand what these abstract terms mean and how do we bring them to life for NIFRS?

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2016-17 – Our Year in Figures

Category: Year End Results    Date: 7th June 2017      

Did you know that every day, during 2016-17, Firefighters responded to an average of 65 emergency incidents across Northern Ireland?

That means that our crews attended a total of 23,740 emergency incidents, 5.7% more than in 2015-16 and our Regional Control Centre handled 36,069 calls, an increase of 7.9% on the previous year.

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Capital Investment in NIFRS

Category: Capital Investment    Date: 12th April 2017      

I am pleased to share details about the significant progress made on two of our major capital projects – the Logistics Support Centre at Boucher Crescent, Belfast and our new Learning & Development Centre at Desertcreat.

Both projects have taken several years to get to this stage but we are finally seeing real progress being made on these much needed new facilities for our organisation.

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