Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service has appointed a new Chief Fire Officer. Dave Ramscar has spent his Fire Service career with Lincolnshire, having started in 1984 as a wholetime firefighter at Gainsborough station. In 1992, he became a leading firefighter on Blue Watch at Lincoln South Station and was promoted to Sub-Officer in fire safety later that year.

He accepted the position of Station Officer in 1997 and in 2001 he was appointed Assistant Divisional Officer (ADO).

A year later he returned to Lincoln Headquarters as Divisional Officer (DO) and was then promoted to Assistant Chief in 2006.

Dave Ramscar replaced former Chief Mike Thomas, who, during his time working for Lincolnshire FRS, lead the international search and rescue (ISAR) efforts in Haiti.

CFO Ramscar, said: "I was very pleased to be asked to undertake the Chief Fire Officer's role and I am really excited at the prospect of leading the work to continue the development and improvement of the service.

"Without a doubt, we are in a time of uncertainty, where the organisation will be changing, but it will also be an exciting time.

"It is my belief that our values are more important now than ever before as difficult choices have to be made and hard decisions taken.

"But we will continue to work together to deliver a first class fire and rescue service for Lincolnshire - and to flourish as an even stronger and better performing organisation."

CFO Ramscar has said his personal priorities for the service include ensuring that Lincolnshire's on-call system is modern and fit for the future, making sure that all staff receive the training they need, and continuing the service's partnership with the Local Resilience Forum to develop flood risk preparedness.


Date posted: 07.02.11