Assistant Chief Fire Officer
Steve was appointed as Assistant Chief Fire Officer for Service Delivery in September 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 Steve has been the Temporary ACFO for Service Delivery since January 2021, prior to that he spent eight months as Temporary ACFO for Service Delivery Support in 2020.
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: “Since joining the County of Avon Fire Brigade in 1995, I have been privileged to hold a number of posts. I started my career as an operational firefighter at Brislington, Bath and Southmead, before progressing to several roles, including Station Manager Learning & Development, Vulnerable Adults Manager, Unitary Manager B&NES and South Gloucestershire, and Head of Operational Response, among a few other roles in the past 26 years. It is clear that Avon Fire & Rescue Service is an employer that truly believes in, and supports, the potential in its staff.
“Throughout my career I have seen many changes in the fire sector, both locally and nationally, and I look forward to working closely with colleagues across the Service to influence our journey and develop the next Service Plan for the years ahead. I am truly excited to be a part of the Service Leadership Board as the Service continues through a transformational journey, to ensure we are the very best we can be while remaining an employer of choice within our communities.”