Speaker biographical details.(Watersafe 2004)


BA, BSc Hons, FIFireE

Born in Dumfries, South West Scotland and educated at Lockerbie Academy, Alan joined South Western Area Fire Brigade in 1974, initially stationed at Dumfries Fire Station. He served in various posts within the area until 1992 when he moved to North Yorkshire to take command of the Division based around York.

In 1995 he moved to Lincolnshire as Assistant Chief Fire Officer and was appointed Deputy Chief Fire Officer in 1995. In 2000 Alan was appointed as Lincolnshire County Council's first Director of Community Safety with responsibility for Trading Standards, Fire and Rescue, Civil Protection, Crime and Disorder. He also leads corporately on Diversity, Health and Safety and Performance Management.

Alan has been national lead on maritime issues for the Chief Fire Officers Association since 1997 and is working closely with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency on the project to provide a nationally organised response to incidents at sea. He is also currently Secretary to CFOA's Operations Committee.

Alan has been CFOA's representative on the Water Working Group since it was formed.

Alan was made 'Man of the Year' for 'Bravery Initiative at the Lockerbie Air Disaster' in 1989 and in the same year received a Firemaster's Commendation for "Outstanding personal effort at the Lockerbie Air Disaster".

Alan is married with one daughter and has interests in Golf, travel and DIY


Battalion Chief Tim Rogers is a 22-year veteran of the Charlotte Fire Department currently assigned to Battalion 5 of the Operations Division. During the course of his career, Chief Rogers was assigned as a company officer for rescue and haz-mat units and spent three years as the Technical Rescue Training Coordinator while assigned to the CFD Training Division. …

Log in to your account to read this article – and millions more.