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Steve McLinden

Transformation 2020 - T20 Digital Project Manager
Mid & West Wales Fire and Rescue Services

Steve is a professional firefighter with over 27 years operational experience and is responsible for delivery of the ‘Transformation 2020 Digitisation’ project within Mid and West Wales Fire & Rescue Service. Steve started his career in Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service where he progressed to the rank of Station Officer undertaking various operational, technical and training roles before transferring to Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service as Head of Technical Services in 2005. He has headed up several departments within the service including Training Delivery; People and Organisational Development; Strategic Planning and Performance as well as serving as County Commander of Neath Port Talbot. Steve also spent 2 ½ years seconded to the Welsh Government as Assistant Fire and Rescue Advisor for Wales where he developed the National Fire and Rescue Framework; The Guiding Principles for Dwelling Fire Response and the Operational Assurance of Service Delivery processes. Recently Steve has set up the services Air Support Unit and has led the project to introduce UAV’s into the Fire and Rescue Service. Steve’s role is to drive innovation and to exploit technology to improve Firefighter safety and the business processes of the organisation. Through this approach he hopes to improve and enhance current and future achievements of Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service.