Dave Russel

Dave Russel

Chief Fire Officer

Dave joined GMFRS as Chief Fire Officer on 7 September 2020. Dave joined the Service from Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service where he was Deputy Chief Fire Officer. Dave has 29 years of service at LFRS and worked across the county in various roles. As Deputy Chief Fire Officer he was responsible for all aspects of service delivery, training and operational review, and mobilising. Dave was Incident Commander at the Winter Hill moorland fire and more recently, he led LFRS’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.