Steve Imrie

Temporary Assistant Chief Fire Officer

Steve was appointed as Temporary Assistant Chief Fire Officer for Service Delivery in January 2021.

Following 10 years in the armed forces, Steve joined the Service in October 1995 spending the initial part of his career as an operational firefighter at Brislington, Bath and Southmead fire stations. 

Subsequently Steve’s roles have included: Training Manager for Operational Training and Incident Command; Vulnerable Adults Manager; Station Manager of Kingswood, Yate, Keynsham, Paulton, and Radstock Fire Stations; as well as Unitary Manager for BANES and South Gloucestershire and the Head of Operational Response. 

From 2017-2019 Steve Headed up the Internal Improvement Team, in response to the Services’ Statutory Inspection, and in 2020 he was appointed as Temporary Assistant Chief Fire Officer for Service Delivery Support.

Steve lives in Bath with his wife, Claire, and has two grown up children, Eden and Miles.  Steve enjoys cycling, cooking and family time. 

Steve said: “I have been privileged to hold a number of posts in my career and I am honoured to be the current Temporary Assistant Chief Fire Officer of Service Delivery. My appointment is evidence that Avon Fire & Rescue Service is an employer that believes in, and supports, the potential of its staff. 

I joined the County of Avon Fire Brigade in 1995 and have seen many changes over the last 26 years, both locally and the fire sector nationally, and I am truly excited by the opportunity to influence our journey moving forward so that Avon Fire & Rescue Service can continue to be the very best we can be and remain an employer of choice for all our communities.”