Chris Gannon
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Chris Gannon has been involved in the FRS industry for almost 30 years and is recognised as a pioneer of international reform. He is the Managing Director of the Gannon Emergency Solutions Group with offices in the UK, USA and Latin America.

Donations – An Essential Guide

Firefighters around the world may share a common commitment, but they don’t all have the resources to get the job done.  To address this issue, Emergency Services personnel from developing nations often reach out to departments in the Global North…

Fire Service review – a wise investment

How good is my Fire Service? Without getting a genuinely independent assessment or being able to travel the world and research how other services operate, it’s a hard question for Chiefs or City Managers to answer, because despite fires and…

Donations: An essential guide – Part 2

Following on from the first part of this article in the previous issue, in addition to PPE and SCBA, I have seen other items of equipment that require regular, specialist care and statutory control but that have arrived in the…

Donations: An essential guide – Part 1

It’s a sad fact that less privileged Firefighters often reach out to developed nations asking if any unwanted equipment could be donated to help their situation. Some stories are heart wrenching and many organisations respond, sending all kinds of equipment…

Fire service reform – A global issue

In 2014 I received an enquiry from a man claiming to represent a large corporation in Mexico. He wanted me to review and evaluate a fire department in the city of Culiacan, Sinaloa. Some of your readers might already think…

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