Fire Authority

Since April 1996, South Wales Fire and Rescue Authority has been responsible for providing the Fire and Rescue Service for the geographical area of South Wales.

The Fire and Rescue Authority consists of 24 members, representing 10 of the Unitary Authorities of South Wales.

The core functions of the Fire and Rescue Authority are set out in the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004.

 

The Executive Leadership Team (ELT)

The ELT comprises of:

 

Huw Jakeway – Chief Fire Officer (CFO)

As CFO, Huw is responsible for the strategic leadership of all staff and overall co-ordination of the Fire and Rescue Service.

 

Sally Chapman – Deputy Chief Officer – Director of Corporate Services

Sally is responsible for the following departments:

  • Media and Communications
  • Performance Planning
  • Major Projects and Property
  • Business Support
  • Finance and Procurement

 

Dewi Rose – Assistant Chief Fire Officer (ACFO) – Director of Service Delivery

Dewi is responsible for the following departments:

  • Operations
  • Risk Reduction
  • Fire Control

 

Richard Prendergast Assistant Chief Fire Officer (ACFO) – Director of Technical Services

Richard is responsible for the following departments:

  • Fleet and Engineering
  • Operational Risk Management
  • ICT
  • Training

 

Head of Human Resources – Alison Reed – Director of People Services

Alison is responsible for the following departments:

  • Human Resources
  • Occupational Health
  • Welsh Language
  • Equality and Diversity

 

Treasurer – Chris Barton

Chris is responsible for overall finance and procurement of the Fire and Rescue Service.

 

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