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Strategic Leadership Team

Please find below contact details for each member of our Strategic Leadership Team (SLT). 

Chief Fire Officer and Chief Executive

Contact: Chris Blacksell

Tel: 01482 567417 Email:

Deputy Chief Executive 

Contact: Phil Shillito

Tel: 01482 567417 Email:

Executive Director of Service Support and S.151 Officer

Contact: Kevin Wilson

Tel: 01482 567174 Email:

Director of Emergency Response

Contact: Niall McKiniry

Tel: 01482 567509 Email:

Director of Service Support

Contact: Steve Topham

Tel: 01482 567509 Email:

Director of Human Resources

Contact: Miriam Heppell

Tel: 01482 567509 Email:

Director of Public Safety 

Contact: Paul McCourt

Tel: 01482 567509 Email:

Temporary Director of Operational Training

Contact: Christine Wilson 

Tel: 01482 567509 Email:

Temporary Area Manager Project Delivery

Contact: Jason Kirby 

Tel: 01482 567185 Email: