London Fire Brigade

Role based structure

Our uniformed staff structure is based on roles rather than on rank.

Commissioner for Fire and Emergency Planning

The Brigade's principal officer who is responsible for the overall running of the organisation.

Assistant Commissioner

Assistant Commissioners are senior officers responsible for managing a range of departments and services.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner

Responsible for day-to-day management of a geographical area, operations or policy.

Group Manager

Previously divisional officer. Responsible for management of a group of fire stations (borough commanders) or day-to-day work in a specific policy area.

Station Manager

Responsible for management of a fire station or day-to-day work in a specific policy area.

Watch Manager B

In charge of the watch at larger fire stations. Carries out day-to-day firefighting and fire safety work or junior work in policy areas.

Watch Manager A

In charge of the watch at smaller fire stations or the crew of a fire appliance. Carries out day-to-day firefighting and fire safety work.

Crew Manager

In charge of the crew of a fire appliance at many stations. Carries out day-to-day firefighting and fire safety work.

Firefighter

Carries out day-to-day firefighting and fire safety work.