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Principal Officers

Stuart RuffSince joining Mid Glamorgan Fire & Rescue Service in 1994, which went on to become part of the South Wales Service, Stuart has gained experience in services around the UK.

Stuart held positions at Hereford and Worcester before moving to spend ten years working for Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue Service. During this time he progressed through various management positions and temporarily held the role of  Assistant Chief Fire Officer.

During his time in Lincolnshire, Stuart was seconded to the Chief Fire and Rescue Advisors’ Team to support the safety and security arrangements for the London 2012 Olympic Games. 
Stuart moved to Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service in 2018 as Deputy Chief Fire Officer.

He was appointed to his current post as Chief Fire Officer in 2019, proudly heading up a service which strives to protect all in our large rural county. 

Scott joined Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service as a wholetime firefighter in 1999, initially serving at Great Yarmouth fire station. He has also undertaken on-call roles at both North Walsham and Mundesley.

Scott has held management roles within Eastern, Central and Western Districts. He has a passion for training and incident command having also worked in this function. He was been instrumental in developing improvements for on-call recruitment.

One of Scott’s most recent projects was leading the development of the service’s new cultural framework which has helped to drive a new approach and inclusive vision for all staff.

Scott is now a brigade manager with responsibility for delivery which includes operations, prevention, protection and resilience departments.

Tim EdwardsTim joined Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service as a junior wholetime firefighter in 1988, progressing to the role of firefighter in King’s Lynn two years later.

He has also undertaken on-call roles at both West Walton and Sandringham.

One of his greatest achievements was establishing the service’s youth development department and forming the delivery partnership for the Prince’s Trust Team programme.

Tim has carried out a range of strategic roles within our service and recently led the service though an independent inspection process conducted by the HMICFRS.

Tim is now a brigade manager with responsibility for assurance which includes Human Resources, Finance, Planning and Development, Vehicles and Equipment and Performance.

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