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Managing Director

Keith Simmons retired from Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service on 19 October 2001 on reaching the age of 55 years in the rank of
Station Officer
working the flexible duty system. Keith Simmons was a Fire Safety Inspecting Officer with an operational commitment in his last five years of service. Keith Simmons served a total of 31 years and 7 months service.


Graduate of the Institute of Fire Engineers.

Fire Service College -

Officer Advancement Courses
Specialist Fire Safety Inspecting Officers Course
Fire Investigation Course
Marine Specialist Course
Instructors Course
Breathing Apparatus Instructor Course
Road Traffic Accident Instructor Course
First Aid Instructor Course

Fire & Explosion Course - Dundee University

Fire Investigation Course - Uxbridge University

Legal Procedures Course - Southampton University

Offender Profiling Course - Southampton University

International Fire Investigation - Brunell University

Fire Safety Procedures and Enforcement - HFRS

Lecturer to Royal Navy Fire Fighting - Whale Island

Lecturer to Wholetime and Retained Firefighters on Arson Prevention and Fire Investigation Procedures.
Lecturer and Instructor to the Fire Safety Engineering College - Sultanate of Oman

Service History

Five years as Fire Safety Inspecting Officer - Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service. My last five years of service have been in a supervisory role in the technical fire safety department based in Portsmouth. Working with a small team of officers and admin support. I had a direct responsibility for all aspects of fire safety.

My work involved all new buildings submitted for consultation by Building Control and Approved Inspectors. This includes onsite meetings with architects, inspectors and other interested parties.

I have been involved and directly responsible for all aspects of fire safety in a number of large building developments including BP Shell, SONY, Walkers, British Embassy, Midwest Oil Training and many more see our full client list

I also carried out fire safety inspections under The Fire Precautions Act, issuing Fire Certificates where appropriate and Fire Risk Assessments under the more recent Fire Precautions (Workplace Regulations). I have very recently carried out Fire Risk Assessments of two major Portsmouth Theatres, The Kings Theatre and The New Royal Theatre.

My work also includes all types of license applications, inspecting licensed premises, hotels, offices, shops, factories etc. I am fully conversant with current legislation and Codes of Practice.

I regularly give talks, lectures and training on fire law, fire behaviour, fire fighting equipment, fire routines etc to outside organisations.

I also specialise in Fire Investigation. I have carried out many, many on scene investigations and frequently attend court to give evidence as an expert witness.

Fourteen years in Station Command - Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service. I have been a Station Commander at three key stations, Cosham and Southsea in Portsmouth and Havant. As well as providing operational cover I had direct responsibilities for up to 72 personnel.

Three years as Senior Instructor - Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service As senior instructor I had the direct responsibility for programming and the completion of all aspects of training for recruits from 11 different fire brigades. I was also responsible for refresher training of whole time and part time personnel and any inhouse training such as Leadership courses.

Three years and Recruit Instructor - Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service. This was the completion of three months basic recruit training covering all the requirements of Home Office, both theory and practical.

Six years as operational fire fighter - West Sussex Fire Brigade.


Long Service & Good Conduct Medal

Meritorious Service Medal

Chief Fire Officers Commendation

Royal Humane Society for Bravery

Numerous awards from RSPCA

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