Peter Holland has been Chief Fire and Rescue Adviser for the UK Government since January 2013. He was previously Chief Fire Officer of Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service since July 1999; Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service from September 1995 until June 1999. Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service was the only Service to be awarded ‘Excellent’ status by the Audit Commission in the Comprehensive Area Assessment.
President of the UK Chief Fire Officers’ Association (CFOA) 2010.
Chairman of the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) until July 2013; International President (1997/8). He was appointed as one of only 3 Life Fellows of the IFE in 2013.
He has spoken at many international fire conferences in Malaysia, New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, USA, Ireland, Belgium, Germany, Canada, The Middle East and India.
He started his career in Bristol Fire Brigade in 1972.
Awarded CBE in the 2010. 1997 Queen’s Fire Service Medal for distinguished service. In 2006, Peter received a special Public Health Award from the Regional Director of Public Health, Honorary Fellow of the University of Central Lancashire in 2009. CFOA Recognition Award for Outstanding Leadership in 2011.
Lifetime Achievement Award Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association 2013.
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