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In 2016 he was awarded for Queen’s Fire Service Medal for services to the Fire and Rescue Service.
In 2020 Simon was awarded the CBE for Services to the Fire & Rescue Service in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Lesley Routh-Jones
Lesley has over 25 years’ experience in fundraising, business development, income generation and event management both in the UK and overseas. She has been associated with the UK and International Fire Sector for over 15 years and has a vast and enviable network of contacts.
Lesley is employed as a Business Development Manager for AW Hainsworth and is Vice-Chair of Fire Industry Association FIRESA Council. In addition, she is a member of a number of Institutes and Associations.
Lesley is a Trustee and Board Member of 999 Cenotaph.
Lesley has won awards for her contribution to charity.
Lee Harvey
I was a Fire Safety Inspecting officer for 19 years covering Boroughs across London. Prior to this I spent 4 years in the Fire safety policy and procedures Group.
The areas I worked in were very diverse and enabled me to carry out a variety of fire safety work including – fire safety audits, formal enforcement action, various types of consultations, meetings.
I was a Deputy Team Leader/ Liaison Officer for the specialist Fire Safety Healthcare Team, I dealt with a number of large acute Hospital Trusts across London applying relevant guidance and using my knowledge of the Health Technical Memorandum (HTM’s) suite of documents and other relevant codes of practice, British Standards etc.
I was appointed specialist Officer for heritage buildings in the South East. I advised on matters regarding buildings that are not constructed to the current Building Control guidance and due to the type, size and use of these buildings, sometimes an alternative solution or a fire engineered approach was required to overcome fire related and means of escape issues.
I consulted with Local Authority Building Control Officers and Approved Inspectors dealing with both basic, and as one of the more experienced officers in the team, complex projects which often involved a fire engineered approach this often required me to assess the proposals against the necessary codes and guides e.g., BS9999, Approved Document B, and if necessary, provide a detailed description to our Fire Engineering Group (FEG) when the project was beyond my level of expertise.
As a senior member of the teams mentioned above, I carried out coaching and mentoring to new members, carrying out joint visits etc.
Following the Grenfell tower block fire, I was seconded to the Brigades Specialist Fire Safety Task Force, carrying out forensic fire safety inspections of cladded buildings (residential and Hospitals) the referrals being made to the LFB by the National Fire Chiefs Committee (NFCC) following sample tests carried out by the BRE.
I am currently engaged (3 days per week) to provide fire safety consultancy to a large London/ Surrey NHS Trust who are under- going major refurbishments to both of their acute hospital sites, my role is to engage with the Architects, Project Managers, contractors, Trust Directors and senior clinicians to provided fire strategies which are aligned with the relevant codes of practice and associated guidance e.g. Health Technical Memorandums (HTM’s), Building Regulations (ADB), British Standards etc.
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