Fire Investigator and Risk Analyst
Before joining the Operations Department of Dubai Civil Defence as a fire investigator and risk analyst, Matt was seconded to the UK Fire Service College as International Development Programme Manager and also as a Specialist Tutor in Ventilation and Fire Behaviour.
Matt is currently responsible for the strategic vision, design and implementation of a new fire risk modelling project with the goal of improving DCD emergency planning and response. Matt advises Civil Defence senior officers with regard to strategic decision making and future planning.
As a qualified fire investigator and member of the International Association of Arson Investigators he investigates fires of interest and writes operational audits for the Director General of UAE Civil Defence. Matt has designed and delivered Fire Investigation training to officers of the Civil Defence and is currently introducing a fire reporting system to enable improved fire trend analysis.
He brings with him the broad operational and tactical experience from more than19 years of emergency response having attended and commanded a wide range of incidents involving fire, transport, water, and hazardous materials. He has seven years’ experience delivering and managing risk critical training.
Matt is currently studying for a Master’s Degree in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management and is a member of the Institute of Fire Engineers.