Engaging with our communities, targeting the most vulnerable and working with our partners is key to the way we keep our residents safe. To achieve this we have a wide range of people working in Warwickshire communities from operational firefighters, to community safety officers to front line staff and our fire control.
To increase the support we provide to Warwickshire residents, we would like to welcome the newest addition to our team, Imran Dean.
Imran has been appointed to the role of Community Engagement Officer and brings with him a wealth of experience, with more than 25 years’ working in local government and museums on regeneration projects, neighbourhood management and community engagement.
In his role, based at Kenilworth Fire Station, he will be coordinating career opportunities, working on a range of initiatives for young people and the wider community and increasing diversity within the Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service.
Imran will also be developing the volunteer scheme and supporting retained and wholetime firefighter recruitment. He will also be working with local communities to encourage volunteers from a variety of backgrounds to help bring a wide range of skills and experience to the organisation.
Speaking about his appointment Imran said: “I have worked with many organisations over the years, but working with a fire and rescue service is a new experience for me. I am looking forward to being able to shape how we work with our partners and communities and encourage people to consider the fire and rescue service when looking for career opportunities. I know that perceptions vary, but I am keen to showcase that being a firefighter, whether retained or wholetime is for anyone and everyone, regardless of background, ethnicity or sex, if you have the determination to succeed.”
Warwickshire County Councillor Andy Crump, Portfolio Holder for Community Safety said: “It’s a priority for Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service to support the local community in a range of different ways and I’m pleased to welcome Imran to the team. His new role will be vital to ensuring that Warwickshire has a more diverse workforce with recruitment of both retained and wholetime firefighters as well as non-operational personnel. I look forward to working with Imran and seeing some of the great work he delivers to support both the service and Warwickshire residents as a whole.”
For more information on becoming a retained firefighter, visit:https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/beextraordinary