Chris Davies, QFSM, MBA
Chief Fire Officer
Chris joined South Glamorgan Fire Service in 1984
and served at Cardiff, Ely, Roath and Whitchurch stations both as a firefighter and officer.
Following the amalgamation of the Welsh Fire and
Rescue Services in 1996, Chris secured a secondment to the Fire Service College
for three years as Assistant Divisional Officer, working within the Command and
On his return to South Wales in 2000, he was
appointed Emergency Planning Officer and soon afterwards became Head of
Operational Risk Support. He then secured a further secondment within the
Government’s New Dimension project, where he was responsible for the
implementation of the National Resilience programme for all of Wales and Chair
of the All Wales CBRN(E) Group.
Chris was then appointed Deputy Divisional
Commander in the South Division of South Wales Fire and Rescue Service and
progressed to Head of Community Safety. In 2008 he transferred to Mid and West
Wales Fire and Rescue Service as Corporate Head of Community Risk Reduction,
responsible for both business and community fire safety matters.
In 2011 Chris was appointed Assistant Chief Fire
Officer, Director of Risk, with responsibility for Corporate Risk, Transport,
Community Safety, Business Fire Safety and Operational Risk Management.
In 2014, Chris was appointed Chief Fire Officer for
Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service.
Chris was awarded the Queen's Fire Service Medal for distinguished service in the 2017 New Year Honours List.
Chris has two sons and lives with his partner Ceri,
in the Mumbles area of Swansea.