Dan Quin appointed new NFCC road safety lead

10.52 | 7 March 2023 |

Dan Quin says he is extremely honoured to have been appointed as the new lead of the National Fire Chief Council’s (NFCC) road safety and road rescue teams.

Dan, who already holds the road rescue position, will now undertake the additional road safety lead element of the role.

He will combine this with his existing position as Surrey Fire and Rescue Service’s (SFRS) chief fire officer.

Dan replaces Tony Crook, who has held the role since 2019.

The NFCC is the professional voice of the fire and rescue service. It aims to drive improvement and development throughout the UK.

Among Dan’s first responsibilities will be to help coordinate the upcoming National Motorcycle Safety Week (3-9 April).

Speaking of his appointment, Dan said: “I am honoured to be given the opportunity to lead the national response to road safety and road rescue. This is an area I am extremely passionate about. 

“For many fire and rescue services, including here in Surrey, we attend more road traffic collisions than we do house fires. Therefore, it’s so important that our teams and industry as a whole, are as educated, informed and well equipped as possible.”

The NFCC has also praised the impact of Tony Crook, who retires from the fire sector to take up the role of road safety manager with Lancashire County Council in April 2023.

Prior to assuming the lead officer for road safety role 2019, Tony spent a decade supporting the previous two position holders.

Tony has also been a member of both the NFCC’s Prevention Coordinating Committee and the Children and Young People’s Executive Board. 

Neil Odin, NFCC’s Prevention Committee chair, said: “I am delighted to welcome Dan to the national road safety role. Dan brings with him a wealth of experience and is also the NFCC’s national road rescue team lead. I am confident Dan will bring a new dimension to the role, especially with his in-depth experience as chief fire officer.

“I would also like to thank Tony Crook who played a pivotal role in this area nationally before his retirement; and I know Dan will build on that excellent work while bringing new ideas and ways of working to our national prevention committee.”



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