Dan Cooke is a fire and rescue officer and fire instructor who has been helping others and leading teams for the past 22 years. Dan has lead many search and rescue missions around the world and is selflessly committed to his teams performance - always inspiring others to serve something greater than themselves. Dan has helped transform the Serve On team focusing on developing stronger foundations for our work and broadening our operational capabilities whilst continuing to learn from our past. Dan is a qualified teacher and has taught in 16 schools 2 universities and trained the military, emergency services and response volunteers on four continents. His message: Now is a great time to get involved in an amazing organisation that is growing every day, we are looking for people to share this journey and find a purpose in saving lives and helping others!
Craig Elsdon - Operations Manager
Craig had already been doing life-saving volunteering for ten years with his local lifeboat while he was serving with the Corp of Signals so when he left the Army in 2013 he was determined to stay involved with search and rescue. Serve On was looking for an Operations Manager and he jumped at the chance. He loved the Army, he said, but he didn’t always get the chance to do the good works he does now. Whether it's at home organising the Community Resilience Team, in the Philippines training local first responders, in Cumbria helping flood victims or in the hurricane-devastated Caribbean on deployment with the International Response Team, Craig gives his all the to the cause.
Peter provides specialist emergency preparedness resilience and response to the local health economies of Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin and delivers emergency planning support to Shropshire Community Health Trust.
Peter was also the strategic lead for NHS Trusts providing guidance support. Provision of quality and compliance assurance to the Department of Health. Writing and delivering plans and exercises. Providing 24/7 incident management support. Providing single point of access to health service by partner agencies.
With years of operational experience with the International Response Team, he is an invaluable source of advise and guidance for Serve On.