Chief Fire Officer Gavin Tomlinson commenced his career with Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service in 1993 as a Recruit Firefighter and over the last 20 years has served in many areas including operational station command, fire safety, learning and development and prevention. In 2010 he was promoted to Area Manager responsible for Community Safety and the Tri Service Control project. In November 2015 Gavin was promoted to Deputy Chief Fire Officer. Gavin was promoted to his current role as Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive in September 2019.
As Chief Fire Officer Gavin is an active member of the National Fire Chiefs Council and one of his roles is the lead officer for Automatic Water Suppression Systems. Gavin is also the current Chair of The National Fire Sprinkler Network.