Sharing ideas on Risk, Human Performance, Teams and Leaders

Assistant Commissioner Andy Roe

Lessons from Grenfell – when is it appropriate to break “SOPs”

Andrew Roe joined London Fire Brigade aged 27 in 2002 following a number of years as a British Army Officer. After five years as a firefighter, he has undertaken roles such as Crew Manager, Watch Manager, Station Manager and Group Manager Rescue before being promoted to Deputy Assistant Commissioner Operational Policy. As an Assistant Commissioner he led a review of all London Fire Brigade’s People Services before assuming his current role as Assistant Commissioner Fire Stations. Andrew has been the incident commander at a number of significant and major incidents including the Croydon tram crash and the Grenfell Tower Fire.