Currently Vice-Chairman, Civil Defence Association.
Commenced voluntary work in Civil Defence and Emergency Response in October 1961 aged 17. Over the years have taken an active role in Civil Defence Corps, National Voluntary Civil Aid Service, Royal Observer Corps, WRVS (now Royal Voluntary Service) and Sky Watch Civil Air Patrol. Awarded the Silver Medal of the former Institute of Civil Defence and Disaster Studies.
Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Civil Protection and Emergency Management.