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Portrait of Sean Bone-Knell, Director of Operations
Sean Bone-Knell, Director of Operations

Sean Bone-Knell

Director of Operations

Sean is responsible for the Operations Directorate that covers operational response, community safety, technical fire safety, training and health and safety.

Sean is supported by:


Ian Thomson, Assistant Director of Community Safety
Ian Thomson, Assistant Director of Community Safety

Ian Thomson

Assistant Director of Community Safety

Ian manages the delivery of all aspects of community safety, including home safety, schools and road safety. He also manages the teams ensuring compliance in relation to technical fire safety matters.


Paul Flaherty, Assistant Director of Channel Tunnel and Resilience
Paul Flaherty, Assistant Director of Channel Tunnel and Resilience

Paul Flaherty

Assistant Director of Channel Tunnel and Resilience

Paul manages health and safety, organisational resilience, operational and emergency planning including the Kent Resilience Team and the KFRS Control Centre. He also manages KFRS operations at the Channel Tunnel and its staff.


Chris Colgan, Assistant Director of Response and Training
Chris Colgan, Assistant Director of Response and Training

Chris Colgan

Assistant Director of Response and Training

Chris manages the front line operational response element of the service including all of our fire stations and firefighters. He also manages operational policy, vehicles and equipment and training for KFRS.

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