I’m proud of the way we’ve em­braced change over the years”

Uxbridge Gazette - - NEWS -

or­gan­i­sa­tion was born 150 years ago and our plan re­flects the var­ied job we do ev­ery day to pro­tect Lon­don­ers. We need to plan for the very worst.

“Even though we hope it never hap­pens, we must pre­pare our fire­fight­ers to be part of the re­sponse to a ter­ror­ist in­ci­dent.”

Mr Dob­son, who lives in Sid­cup, Kent, says he is look­ing for­ward to see­ing how his re­cent changes will al­ter the face of the fire bri­gade in the com­ing years, but says there is still more to be done.

He said: “The hard­est part will be in fu­ture look­ing at the in­cred­i­ble work the Lon­don Fire Bri­gade does and say­ing ‘they achieved that’ not ‘we achieved that’.

“Look­ing for­ward, there are still chal­lenges, such as in­creas­ing the di­ver­sity of op­er­a­tional fire­fight­ers in Lon­don. In these nine years we have made some sig­nif­i­cant progress, but there is more to be done.”

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