CFO Martin Chapman: Dorset.(PEOPLE PROFILE)

Chief Fire Officer Martin Chapman, QFSM MIFireE, is set to retire at the end of August 2006. He has been a firefighter for 36 years and the Chief Fire Officer for Dorset Fire and Rescue Service for the past eight years, having joined the brigade in Dorset as Deputy Chief Fire Officer in 1994.

He comes from a firefighting family and followed his grandfather and father in commencing his Fire Service career with London Fire Brigade in 1970. There he served at fire stations in the East End and South East London before moving to specialise in fire safety where he was responsible for overseeing the fire protection arrangements, which included sprinklers, in many of the renowned West End stores. …

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