Kenneth Peek

Lecturer in Fire

School of Engineering

J B Firth Building, JBF002

+44 (0) 1772 89 4380

Subject Areas: Fire and Fire Safety

Before joining UCLan in 2010, Ken had a career at Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service for 31 years. He served in many roles from firefighter to gold commander and operations commander. For the past six years of service, he was Director of Strategy and Development and Director of Support Services.

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Director of Strategy and Development Director Service Support Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service 

All operational levels within the fire service from firefighter to brigade commander

CBRN gold commander  

Director of Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service for six years with strategy responsibility for health and safety, appliances and equipment, water, workshops, HR (attendance and discipline)

Business planning, integrated risk management planning and risk management



1996 Introduction to Social Science (Open University)

1997 Introduction to Psychology (Open University)

1998 Professional Decision Making (Open University)

Teaching activities and responsibilities


Law in management

Community fire safety

Strategic fire service management

Engineering project management