Fire officer is commended in award scheme

BRDO chief executive Graham Russell with Ian Bell.
BRDO chief executive Graham Russell with Ian Bell.

A fire station manager from the county has been highly commended for his work in supporting three national organisations to comply with fire safety regulations.

Ian Bell, 46, from Seaton Delaval, was one of three finalists in the Officers category of the Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO) Primary Authority Awards.

In his role as Primary Authority Officer, Ian works in partnership with Sainsbury’s, NHS Property Services and Home Group and assists other fire and rescue services when carrying out fire audits at these organisations’ premises across the country.

Ian said: “It was an honour to be recognised personally by the BRDO. We have developed excellent working relationships with the three partners we are involved with, and I would like to thank them for their support and continued commitment to fire safety.”

The BRDO judges said: “Ian actively promotes Primary Authority and better regulation, both within the partnerships he manages and to the wider fire service community via the Chief Fire Officers Association.”

Area manager for community safety Kevin Gardner, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, said: “Ian thoroughly deserves this recognition of all his hard work.”