A Chartered Engineer and Chief Fire Officer with Leitrim County Council for almost 20 years. He is Secretary of FEU (Federation of European Fire Officers) since 2010 and a Core Group member of European Fire Safety Alliance. He has over 30 years experience in the fire service and has participated in a number of EU funded projects such as the Leonardo da Vinci Multicom 112 Extension project 2010, the Interreg IV cross border project ‘Driving Change’ in 2013. He was a member of the Road Safety Authority Advisory group that developed a short course in road safety for Junior Cycle students in Ireland. He has also been an Advisory Board member for a number of EU funded FP7 projects such as SecInCore and EPISECC. He is the project coordinator for the Erasmus+ fire safety project ‘BFireSafe@School’.