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Wayne Weatherley

Systems Engineer

Wayne got into the Fire Industry after completing an electrical engineering course at 27 and subsequently joined Fire Action in 2011. His job is very hands on as it involves fault finding, repairing and testing/servicing all different types of fire alarm systems. He really enjoys the fact that he can visit lots of different places and meet people from all walks of life. Outside of work Wayne really enjoys music, singing and football. He mainly coaches/watches football although he does participate in the odd charity match for his local football team. His favourite holiday destination is Majorca where he loves to soak up the sun with his family.  

Wayne Barnatt

Service Engineer

Wayne has been in the Fire Industry for nearly 20 years. He most enjoys attending to and servicing fire extinguishers and keeping customers up to date with ever evolving regulations.  He has been married for 20 years and is an avid sport follower, in particular he is a supporter of Leyton Orient and enjoys watching England play cricket. He also has a keen interest in history, particularly World War 2 military vehicles and tanks.

Tracey Silk

Finance & Management Accountant

Tracey has worked in the Banking & Finance industry for over 30 years and has worked at Fire Action now for nearly 3 of them. Her most prized possession at work is her calculator.  Tracey has the arduous task of controlling the choice of radio stations every day, she always aims to be inclusive of everyone’s wants and needs although somehow we do end up listening to Absolute 80’s an awful lot…! Outside of work her past times include running around endlessly after her 2 boys (3 if you count her husband…!) and enjoying the odd glass of wine with her girlfriends.

Teresa Truss

Administrator

Teresa has worked in secretarial/administrative roles for over 30 years, the last 4 of those being with Fire Action. She is known to be the office’s Queen of Fire Risk Assessment Reports. Teresa’s family keep her incredibly busy and she often has the office girls cooing over photos and videos of her gorgeous granddaughter. In her spare time, she is most happy being outdoors in the fresh air doing activities such as gardening and coastal walks.

Pete Amos

Service Engineer

Peter joined Fire Action in 2005 and has worked in the fire protection industry for nearly two decades. He enjoys interacting with customers and always aims to provide helpful advice, drawing upon his comprehensive knowledge of fire alarm systems, emergency lights and fire extinguishers. Peter served for 17 years in the Territorial Army and often makes use of his experience when problem solving. He is a keen outdoor enthusiast and cross-country mountain biker.

Nick Hemmings

Surveyor

Nick has been in the fire industry for 30 years and has been with Fire Action since 2013. As a Fire Safety Surveyor his role includes going out to a wide range of different companies and organisations, to carry out surveys and offer solutions on a variety of fire related issues including fire extinguishers, fire alarms, fire risk assessments, staff training and fire safety signs. He finds that this is a particularly interesting and enjoyable part of the job as you get to see behind the scenes.

Neil Maytum

Service Engineer

Neil has 25 years+ experience in the industry and has worked at Fire Action for 14 years making him our longest serving employee. What he enjoys most about his jobs is the fact that no two days are the same. He loves the fact that he is always on the go be it working alone, or working in a team. Outside of work Neil has many passions such as the gym, food (although the two don’t always mix!) and is an avid West Ham supporter.

Matt Jones

Business Development Manager

Matt started his working life by completing an electrical apprenticeship when he left school. Since then he has gradually made his way from Electrical Works to Fire & Security, starting out as an install engineer then moving into sales. Matt particularly enjoys the designing of CCTV & Fire Alarm systems as each prospect has different requirements. Starting life as a Northern lad in Yorkshire Matt gradually made his way down to the sunny South, first moving to Telford in the Midlands and now to where he lives in London. Matt loves to spend time with his wife and daughters, in particular family walks with the dog. He is a rock & metal enthusiast often going to concerts and plays his own electric guitar.

Mark Reeves

Service Engineer

Mark joined Fire Action in 2017 and has worked in the Fire Industry for almost 20 years. He really enjoys being able to deliver the individual needs of every customer. He also likes the fact that he is constantly on the go and on his feet as outside of work Mark is incredibly active. His particular hobbies include running, mountain biking and road cycling. Despite his active lifestyle however, Mark does love a nice holiday with his feet up on a sun lounger!

Louise Garry

Director

Louise is one of the directors of the company with near 20 years in the industry. She is fully involved in the day to day running of the business with particular expertise in accountancy and the management of all office functions. Louise is excited about the future of the business following our expansion into the security sector. She has 2 daughters and her favourite way to keep fit is tap dancing, she has been a member of an adult tap class for 12 years. She is also inclined to a theatre trip and the odd one…or two, glasses of prosecco!

Lee McFarlane

Project and Small Works Manager

Lee started his career in the Fire Protection Industry as an installation engineer and from there has worked his way up to the role of a Projects and Small Works Manager. What Lee likes most about his role as a project manager is that no two days are the same as there is always a new project to manage. He believes the only training he needs now is in “how to make the perfect cup of tea in the work place”! he lives with his partner of 12 years with their two boys of 6 years and 7 months so he has his hands rather full! When he is not working he enjoys days out with his family and is partial to the odd trip to Centre Parcs.

John Fletcher

Surveyor

John joined Fire Action in April 2015 as a surveyor. Whether it be for Fire or Electronic Security, as every premises are different & client’s requirements diverse, John really enjoys the challenge of finding each customer the best solution for their individual needs. John has three sons who have all developed his passion for football & cycling, which most weekends results in the four of them coming home covered in mud from either a football match or a mountain bike ride – much to the annoyance of his very understanding wife.

Holly Tait

Accounts Assistant

Holly is the newest member of the Accounts team and our resident Biscuit Connoisseur. The thing she thrives most on about her job is the environment she works in and the many different people she gets to interact with every day. Outside of work Holly is a massive animal lover, her most prized possessions being her cat Smudge and dog Lexi. She is also a horse-riding enthusiast and it has been a hobby of hers for nothing short of 20 years.

Emily Garry

Administrator

Although Emily has only been working at Fire Action for a short while, as one of the daughters to directors Paul and Louise it is safe to say her exposure to the industry is that of nearly 20 years! She works closely with the Service Team and enjoys communicating with the engineers. She is heavily invested in contributing to the future of the business and is enjoying learning the ins and outs of the industry. The creative arts are her absolute world and alongside her job at Fire Action is currently training to become a Dance Teacher.

Dave Keegan

Sales Director

30 years in the Security Industry including Police Crime Scene Investigation and Forensic Fire investigation. Highly Effective Sales Director with vast experience in the design and sales of I.P CCTV systems, Intruder Alarms, Access control/Video Entry Systems, Fire and Aspiration systems. FIA qualified to modules 1,2 & 3 Fire Detection & Design, Advanced Detection Design and Advanced Fire Alarm Design and general System Design (2011 and 2014). 

Dan Bennett

Small Works Engineer

Dan is one of the Senior Engineers at Fire Action. He has worked in the Fire and Security Industry for over 14 years, working in both the domestic and the commercial market. Dan is motivated by helping the company succeed in achieving its goals and to contribute to its proficiency. He has a personal interest in keeping up to date with the latest industry standards to educate any current or prospective clients, as well as the employees of Fire Action.

Colin Preston

Project Manager

Colin is one of our Project Managers and specialises in the delivery of Integrated Fire and Security systems. Colin has worked within the industry for over 38 years now and, with his experience in both operational and sales related roles, brings extensive knowledge and experience to our organisation. He has been married for over 35 years and has 2 sons. He has a holiday home in the UK and escapes the rat race with his family when given the opportunity, although not as frequently as he would like!

Cassie Fletcher

Administrator

Cassie finds that the best thing about the industry and her position in it is that she is constantly learning new things. Her role is incredibly varied as she gets to aid all areas of the company. There is not one person in the office who doesn’t think that Cassie is the No.1 Tea and Coffee maker of Fire Action Ltd. Cassie’s most interesting past time is her love of Zumba, she even used to teach it. The ladies, and even some of the men, have high hopes for a Friday morning Zumba Club to get everyone energised to make it through the last working day before the weekend!

Brian Vanderhook

Service Manager

Brian has been in the Fire and Security industry since leaving school at the age of 16… that is a whopping 41 years as of 2018! His role involves the day to day organisation of the jobs, liaising with customers, keeping a watchful eye over the warehouse and drinking lots of tea. Brian thinks the best thing about his job is the buzz of the unexpected, he never knows who might be at the end of the phone needing his assistance. Outside of work he is all about his family, his two lovely grandchildren are the apples of his eye. Yet another one of Fire Action’s football fans, Brian is heavily involved with a local non-league team in his role as Assistant Manager and Head Coach for Goalkeeping.  

Ben Keegan

Trainee Installations & Service Engineer

Ben has been at Fire Action for over a year now and is training as a Fire and Security install and maintenance engineer. Since joining us, Ben has been on many training courses including; FIA, IPAF, ECS, CCNSG and has an up and coming course for Wagner Aspiration training. He is keen to learn and continue to develop of the Fire and Security Industry…and to carry on representing Fire Action as the baby face of the front line!  In his spare time he enjoys to work on his pride and joy – his Turbo Mini Cooper S.

Andrew Arkins

Systems Install/Maintenance Engineer

Andrew is the newest member of Fire Action’s installation/service team. He did an apprenticeship after leaving college and has since been in the Fire and Security Industry for over 5 years. When he’s not at work, Andrew enjoys his sports, especially Football and Gaelic Football and is an active member of Dulwich Harps GAA Club. If he’s not travelling up and down the country watching his beloved Charlton Athletic, then you’ll find him on the nearest football field trying to play it!

Darren Baker

Systems Install/Maintenance Engineer

Darren has been in the Fire and Security Industry for 10 years now. He really enjoys working in the industry as he finds that fire safety and security are such a big part of everyday life in todays day and age. He gets greats job satisfaction in the knowledge that everyday he is making work places, homes etc a safer place to be. In his spare time, he enjoys being outdoors. His particular hobbies include playing golf, fishing and bike riding.

Paul Garry

Director

Paul is one of the Directors of the company and has worked in the fire protection industry for almost 30 years. He is passionate about the business and has a particular interest in developing technologies in Fire, CCTV, Access Control and Intruder Alarms and how these will influence the ways in which we all might interact with these disciplines going forward. He has 2 x daughters and lives for football.  He is a season ticket holder at West Ham United and plays regularly, his other passions are food and wine, although not necessarily in that order!

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