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WORK LIFE - TOMORROW'S PEOPLE

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Matt Fox, planning manager,Hhumberside emergency planning service ...
Matt Fox, planning manager,Hhumberside emergency planning service

WHAT DO YOU DO IN YOUR JOB?

I have to ensure the four councils in Humberside Emergency Planning Service -Hull City Council and East Riding of Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire Councils - are well-prepared for any emergencies, alongside emergency and voluntary services.

EMERGENCIES?

Flooding, plane crashes, train crashes. We were on the periphery of the Selby train crash last year and have had a major oil refinery explosion.

WHAT ABOUT TERRORIST THREATS?

We have been heavily involved in planning for dealing with anthrax and the deliberate release of chemicals.

WHAT'S YOUR CAREER BACKGROUND?

I started with East Riding BC from school as a licensing officer and joined East Riding

of Yorkshire as assistant civic officer. I was appointed emergency planning officer

in 1999.

ARE YOU QUALIFIED?

I have an MSc in emergency planning and disaster management and am just starting a PhD on flooding.

PERSONALLY?

I am 27. My partner, Helen, is an army second lieutenant stationed in Germany. I like mountain climbing, walking and skiing and am team leader of the civilian mountain rescue team in Yorkshire.

AND THE FUTURE?

I would like to continue in local government in a management position.

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