Peter Chilton and Dominic Cook

Monday 20th June 2022
It is with a heavy heart that BAFE announce the passing of two friends and colleagues.

Both Peter Chilton and Dominic Cook passed away at the end of April 2022. They both greatly assisted BAFE with fire extinguisher technician assessments/verification and exam invigilation as experts within their field.

Peter Chilton had more than 30 years fire industry experience prior to working with BAFE, including 25 years with a fire extinguisher organisation, Fire Protection Services, where he was Operations Director. Upon BAFE going fully independent in 2009, Peter was instrumental in assisting with the transition and setup to our offices in Moreton-in-Marsh. Peter also provided a substantial constructive role in recruiting and expanding the field assessor team BAFE utilises. His considerable efforts in these areas are greatly recognised when it comes to BAFE’s history and development.

Dominic Cook also had a substantial fire background prior to working with BAFE, having served as a Fire Officer with Hereford and Worcester Fire Brigade and as a Service Technician, Branch Manager, and Area Manager both in the South of England and the East of Scotland. During this time, he gained a Post Graduate Certificate in Management. He also founded and ran a successful fire protection company based in Scotland. His work performed on behalf of BAFE was very well respected, always leading with a professional manner.

Ultimately however, both Peter and Dominic will be remembered as exceptionally knowledgeable, helpful, and personable individuals. For many they were the “face” of the BAFE organisation that people knew, being the assessors for extinguisher technician assessments and/or providing exam invigilation. Their proficient yet approachable demeanours were very much respected within the industry and will be remembered as such.

BAFE would like to thank everyone who has been made aware of this news for their kind comments and tributes for both Peter and Dominic over recent weeks. The sheer amount of positivity being received is testament to both their characters.

The BAFE team will miss them both very much and must acknowledge their substantial effort and support for BAFE and what it represents within the fire industry.

Our thoughts go out to Dominic and Peter’s families through these difficult times and for the months ahead.

Douglas Barnett, Chair

Justin Maltby-Smith, Managing Director

and the BAFE team