WildfireTac, University of Exeter, Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service
Consultant and Trainer, Senior Research Fellow in Wildfire, National Wildfire Tactical Advisor
Andy Elliott has had two parallel careers for most of his working life; one in Local Government and the other in the Fire and Rescue Service. He was made redundant from his Local Government post in 2018 and now runs his own Wildfire Training and Consultancy business - WildfireTac. Andy is a Station Commander with Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service and a National Wildfire Tactical Advisor. Since January 2020, he has been employed by the University of Exeter as a Senior Research Fellow in Wildfire where he is helping to create a UK Fire Danger Rating System and is investigating UK wildfire ignition causes. Andy’s passion for wildfire knowledge and the experiences outlined above, drive him to improve vegetation fire safety and training in the UK.