A Project Manager has been appointed to help deliver a shared Fire Control Service for the West Midlands and Staffordshire.
"As an independent project manager she is in the best possible position to deliver a system that meets the needs of both authorities and the communities we serve."
Director of Organisational Development at Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, Becci Bryant
Kathryn Eveleigh has been appointed to act as an external Project Manager working on behalf of both fire authorities. She will be responsible for delivering a shared system that will allow for information sharing and the mobilisation of fire engines to emergency incidents.
Kathryn Eveleigh has worked as a Project Manager responsible for delivering Command and Control Systems for over 17 years for organisations including the Automobile Association and ambulance services in the South and East of England.
Shared Fire Control Project Manager, Kathryn Eveleigh said: "I’m really looking forward to working on this project. Both authorities have some very ambitious ideas and are keen to ensure that this fire control service offers much more than just a mobilisation service. I’m confident that the new service we are working towards will be ground breaking and will revolutionise the role of Fire Control."
Director of Organisational Development at Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, Becci Bryant commented: "Kathryn has a wealth of experience delivering command and control systems and importantly has delivered projects for other emergency services. As an independent project manager she is in the best possible position to deliver a system that meets the needs of both authorities and the communities we serve."
West Midlands Fire Service Acting Assistant Chief Fire Officer, Dave Walton, said that "both services are looking forward to delivering an innovative shared Fire Control service, the appointment of Kathryn Eveleigh is key to achieving this and we look forward to drawing upon her experience to ensure that we deliver the best possible service for the people of Staffordshire and the West Midlands."