​Dave joined Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service in 1991 and has worked across the County in various references. He currently holds the post of Assistant Chief Fire Officer, Director of Service Delivery, responsible for all aspects of service delivery, training and operational review, and mobilising.


In 2003, Dave graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with a BSC in Fire Engineering Management. Before his promotion to Assistant Chief Fire Officer, Dave was the Head of Community Risk Management for three years; in this time, the Service saw the number of fires and injuries fall to a record low.


In his free time, Dave enjoys road running, watching Blackburn Rovers and managing an Under 8’s football team. He is married with two children.​​