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