Airport Operational Services

Richard Hannigan Fire and Rescue Services and emergency planning

Wind FarmRichard joined Humberside Fire and Rescue Service in 1982 after seven years working as an industrial chemist.

During his time in the Fire and Rescue Service Richard has served in all the geographical commands within Humberside Fire & Rescue Service and has mastered a whole range of disciplines. He is a qualified fire safety officer and operational training officer. He established the Service’s Corporate Planning Section in 1998 and served as a Divisional Commander between 2001 and 2005. His responsibilities included operational planning and liaison with Humberside Airport RFFS and DFRMO at RAF Leconfield.

As Chairman of the Fire and Rescue Sector National Occupational Committee, Richard has overseen the development of National Occupational Standards Qualifications for the whole UK fire and rescue sector. Richard has a Diploma in Management Studies, holds a NEBOSH certificate and qualified as a Client Centred Consultant in 2003. He also gained a Masters Degree in Fire Service Command and Management in 2004. He was awarded the Queens Fire Service Medal in 2010 for services to the British Fire and Rescue Service. Richard became Chief Fire Officer and Chief Executive of Humberside Fire and Rescue in 2011 and in 2012 founded HFR Solutions, a Community Interest Company delivering risk management services to commerce and industry. He retired from the Service in 2014.

Richard is able to deliver solutions for all aspects of fire risk management including operational planning, legislative compliance and enforcement, training and personal development. As an executive coach he is able to add value at the highest level of any organisation.

Richard has thirty five years experience in general aviation holding a private pilot’s licence, a motor glider instructor rating and is currently a British Gliding Association Flight Examiner. This broad spectrum of skills brings a unique insight into aviation risk management.

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