A SCOTTISH Fire and Rescue Service watch manager has been welcomed to the growing team at the Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC).

With a career spanning 29 years in the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS), Gary Wood will be bringing a wealth of experience to his secondment as a senior business resilience officer.

Wood worked across central Scotland originally as a fire fighter but has spent the latter years of his career as watch manager and fire safety enforcement officer in Stirling.

With specialist skills in technical rescue, Wood attended as team leader of the Alloa-based Stirling and Clackmannanshire Urban Search and Rescue Team at the Clutha helicopter crash incident in Glasgow in 2013.

Wood said: “Almost 30 years in the SFRS has given me a significant amount of experience that will be hugely valuable in my new public and business-facing role. It’s an exciting time to be joining SBRC as it continues to grow – you definitely get a sense of real enthusiasm and drive from the team here.

Lynsae Tulloch of SBRC said: “Gary comes with an incredible pedigree and we’re thrilled to have him on board at the centre.”