BSc, PhD, CChem, FRSC, EurChem, FIFireE
Chairman, FPST, September 2019
Dr. Cash is the International President of the Rail Industry Fire Association and an experienced Fire, Safety and Emergency Planning professional with considerable exposure to a wide range of safety regulatory activities in the rail, aviation, oil & petrochemical, marine and military sectors. Based in the United Kingdom, Tony is currently the Senior Fire Engineer at Heathrow Airport Limited. Prior to joining Heathrow, Tony worked for Bombardier Transportation, Trenton Fire, London Underground (LU), Transport for London (TfL), the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority and Angus Fire Ltd.
Dr. Cash earned a Bachelor of Science (BSc) Honours in Chemistry from the University of London in 1983 and earned a Doctorate in Physical Chemistry (Ph.D.) from the University of Leeds in 1987. He is a Chartered Chemist (CChem), a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) and a Chartered European Chemist (EurChem). Dr. Cash is also a Fellow of the Institution of Fire Engineers (FIFireE), and an Interim Chartered Engineer.
Tony has been involved in fire safety engineering since 1983 and became a Chartered Practitioner in 1987. Tony has experience of working in the UK, USA, Canada, the Far East, the British Overseas Territories, the Middle East, Scandinavia, Europe, Cyprus and South Africa.
Throughout his broad & varied career, Tony has participated on a number of committees advising on new guidance documents and proposed legislation including British Standards, NFPA, ICAO, UK CAA, EASA and the Institution of Fire Engineers Special Interests Groups. In addition, he has set and marked exams for his professional bodies, the UK CAA and overseas aviation agencies on fire safety & emergency planning, human factors in engineering and the Carriage Packaging and Labelling of Dangerous Goods/Hazardous Materials.
Tony regularly speaks on the subject of rail and tunnel fire safety at international conferences. He has chaired 11 annual conferences on the Fire Protection of Rolling Stock and given a keynote speech at 7th International Symposium on Tunnel Safety and Security in March 2016. He chaired the construction safety and security afternoon of a successful Fire & Safety in Tunnels Conference in Bergen, Sept 2017 and led a site visit. He again chaired the conference in 2018 and is looking forward to chairing this conference in Copenhagen in September.
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