Deputy Chief Fire Officer says a final farewell!

Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Deputy Chief Fire Officer, Rob Moyney has retired this week after 34 years in the fire and rescue service.

As a retirement gift, Rob was presented with the traditional silver axe by Warwickshire’s new Chief Fire Officer, Kieran Amos. 

Rob began his career in Warwickshire in 1985 at Leamington fire station following six years’ service in the Parachute Regiment. In 1989 he was promoted to Leading Firefighter at Nuneaton fire station and played a key role as a lead physical training instructor. In 2003, Rob made the move to Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service as a Station Commander, and was a part of the service until 2007. He was then promoted to District Commander for Norfolk Fire Service, where he was quickly put through his paces, playing a critical role in the 2007 major flooding along the East Coast.

In 2011, Rob came back to where his career began to take on the position of Area Commander for Technical and Operational support. In this time, Rob took on the role of Tactical Chair for Warwickshire’s Local Resilience Forum and was the lead National Inter Agency Liaison Officer, working closely with other agencies, particularly around preparedness for Counter Terrorism operations including the 2012 Olympics. Rob was appointed Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Deputy Chief Fire Officer in 2015.

After 34 years, Rob said that he has had a varied and very rewarding career and is looking forward to the opportunities ahead.

Rob has been an exceptional Deputy Chief Fire Officer, whose hard work and commitment has made Warwickshire, Northamptonshire and Norfolk a safer place to live. He will be missed by everyone here at Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service and we wish him all the very best for the future!