Jonathan Smith,

Deputy Commissioner and Operational Director for Preparedness and Response

Jonathan Smith began his career as a firefighter in 2000 with Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service, before moving to Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue in 2008, and London Fire Brigade as an Assistant Commissioner in 2019. His first role involved working to overhaul procedures and practices in Brigade Control, and most recently he was Assistant Commissioner for Fire Stations. He has attended a number of high profile incidents, including the New Providence Wharf Fire in 2021.

As Deputy Commissioner, Jonathan is responsible for overseeing the Brigade's direct response to emergencies in London. This includes having responsibility for London's fire stations, our firefighters and Control Officers. he also acts as the National Fire Chiefs Council strategic lead for Marauding Terrorist Attack (MTA), and is the representative for London at the National Resilience Board and Counter Terrorism Strategic Board.

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