11 October 2021
Steve Jordan and Mike Dayson FRGS will discuss their first-hand experiences of fires in informal settlements and how these incidents impact the estimated 21 million displaced persons living in refugee camps.
Steve Jordan works with charity Operation Florian to lead fire risk reduction projects in refugee camps. He describes projects in Kenya, Thailand and Lebanon reviewing all aspects of camp fire safety, prevention, preparedness and response.
This event has been organised by Yorkshire and North East committee.
Steve is a professional firefighter who has served with Greater Manchester for 17 years and is qualified as an instructor in a range of technical skills such as breathing apparatus and road traffic collision rescue.
He has been a member of Operation Florian, a UK registered Fire and Rescue Humanitarian Aid Charity for 14 years. During this period he has worked with post conflict reconstruction projects in Bosnia retraining demobilised soldiers to become firefighters. He has also been involved in a number of fire and rescue service capacity building projects in countries such as Montenegro, Paraguay and Ecuador. Steve has been the project manager for Operation Florian activities in Macedonia for the past 10 years which has been a capacity building project involving the national fire service.
More recently Steve has become involved in leading on the fire risk reduction projects in refugee camps. Since 2014, Steve has led projects in Kenya, Thailand and Lebanon reviewing all aspects of camp fire safety, prevention, preparedness and response.
Steve has a Masters Degree in International Development: Poverty, Conflict and Post-War Reconstruction from the University of Manchester Global Development Institute.
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