Mr Murray’s professional career includes 29 years with Dumfries and Galloway, Staffordshire & Scottish Fire and Rescue Services.
In that capacity, he was involved in many different emergency service positions including firefighter, Crew and Watch Manager and Station Commander, Fire Investigation Officer, National Project Manager, Operational Intelligence Officer, Operational Assurance Officer, Assistant Area Commander, Lead Training Instructor and certified Fire Safety Inspecting Officer.
Mr Murray has investigated the origin and cause of fires within the Fire and Rescue Service for over 14 years. As Station Commander, his role involved responsibility for determining the origin and cause of fire and explosions, the assessment and evaluation of on-site conditions, identifying and collecting physical evidence, and preparing and presenting oral and written reports.
High value claims including
- Warsaw, UK (2018), £11-million fire loss at industrial facility.
- Ireland (2018), £2-million fire loss of bakery unit in Ireland.
- London UK (2019) £75-million fire loss at a shopping mall.
- Manchester, UK (2018), £10-million fire loss at factory buildings.
He was responsible for writing National Policy and Procedures for operational intelligence and operational assurance. His role as Resilience Manager was to ensure that the Regional Delivery Plan on Pandemic flu, flooding, terrorism, natural disasters, etc., was successfully implemented on behalf of the Regional and Scottish Government. His role required a National Security Clearance (SC) due to the sensitive and secret information.
Mr Murray was recognized for achievements throughout his career and was the recipient of awards that include Government Commendation for the Lockerbie Air Disaster, Chief Officer Health and Safety Award, Prime Minister Commendation for his services to the Fire and Rescue Service. He is a member of the United Kingdom Association of Fire Investigators (UK-AFI), Member of the Institute of Fire Engineers (IFE) Internation Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI), National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI)
Mr Murray has expertise as a consultant where origin, cause, and responsibility of fires and explosions are at issue. Investigation of residential, commercial, industrial, marine, heavy equipment, and vehicle losses involving fire and explosion origin and cause, fire injury or death, and product liability. Fraud analysis and investigation relating to motive and/or responsibility for fire or arson losses. Fire detection, alarm, suppression, and extinguishing systems.