Organisation and Management

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Below is information about Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service executive officers and their areas of responsibility.

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Chief Officers Group

John Redmond CFO

Chief Fire Officer
John Redmond

Principal responsibilities:

  • Overall Responsibility for Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • Finance
  • Strategy

The Chief Officers Group, headed by the Chief Fire Officer, comprises of three teams that collectively provide a core support function to Shropshire and Wrekin Fire and Rescue Authority. The department is responsible for ensuring that Members of the Fire Authority are able to deliver upon their commitments and principles of effective Corporate Governance as defined within their Code of Corporate Governance which is updated annually.

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Assistant Chief Fire Officer

ACFO Assistant Chief Fire Officer Louise McKenzie

Assistant Chief Fire Officer
Louise McKenzie

Responsibilities:

  • Human Resources
  • Training
  • Development
  • Chaplaincy
  • Health and Safety

The Human Resources and Development Department, headed by the Assistant Chief Officer, comprises of three teams that collectively provide a core support function to SFRS. The department is responsible for the resourcing, retention, training and development and release of all employees.

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Resources Department

Head of Resources Andrew Kelcey

Head of Resources
Andrew Kelcey

Responsibilities:

  • Asset Management
  • Environment
  • Procurement
  • Workshops

The department is structured as two distinct, but closely related, teams responsible for ensuring the provision of appropriate resources and supplier support to the Service. The Technical Services Team provides the specialist skills required to manage the range of resources and suppliers used by the service. The team also provides procurement and environmental management for the whole Service.

The Service's Workshops provide an in-house maintenance service for vehicles and specialist equipment, managed by the Workshops Manager.

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Finance Department

Senior Accountant Joanne Coadey

Head of Finance
Joanne Coadey

Responsibilities:

  • Finance
  • Budget review

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Area Managers

Area Manager John Das Gupta

John Das Gupta

Area Manager Andy Johnson

Andy Johnson

Area Manager Andy Perry

Andy Perry

Area Manager Martin Timmis

Martin Timmis


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Senior employee budgetary responsibilities

Senior employee Total budget (inc staff salary costs) £'000
Chief Fire Officer 4,291
Deputy Chief Fire Officer Budget is devolved to the Area Managers for Fire Prevention, Area Command and Response
Assistant Chief Fire Officer 2,044
Assistant Chief Fire Officer 429
Area Manager (Fire Prevention) 1,054
Area Manager (Area Command) 9,215
Area Manager (Response) 851
Area Manager (Training and Development) 1,267