Name: Kev Morrey
Job Title: Emergency Preparedness Manager
Length of service: 31 years
Role within WMAS:
I am a member of the Emergency Planning team at West Midlands Ambulance Service, covering Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Shropshire. My role is to represent the ambulance service in planning groups and safety advisory groups alongside police, the fire service and other organisations. We prepare ourselves for things like big events, bad weather, Christmas and the New Year as well as unexpected major incidents. If we have a major incident, I am available as a “tactical advisor” providing an important link between the other services involved and our own management.
Christmas day plans:
I will be spending the day with my first grandchild and close family.
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