Global Road Deaths This Year = 251,698

Executive Committee

Chair of WRO, Dan Zinge is a retired District Chief with Palm Harbor Fire Rescue (FL) and a 33 year veteran of the fire service. During his career Chief Zinge worked his way up through the ranks in both the fire and EMS divisions.  In 2008 Chief Zinge founded and is currently the President of the North American Vehicle Rescue Association (NAVRA). NAVRA is a 501 (c) (3) Not-For Profit organization whose main purpose is to prepare today’s rescuers to succeed at tomorrow’s vehicle rescue challenges.  With over 20 years of experience as a successful rescue challenge competitor, assessor and promoter, Dan spends countless hours teaching the importance of agencies having formal extrication teams.  As a consultant, Dan is passionate about developing new rescue teams and expanding the theory of the rescue challenge concept through out world.

Vice Chair of WRO, Paul Schroeder is the Director General of the Luxembourg Fire and Rescue Corps (Corps grand-ducal d'incendie et de secours) prior to which he was the Director of Cabinet for the Minister of Home Affairs in Luxembourg and also in charge of the Department of Rescue Services in the same ministry since 2008. He holds a Master degree (LL.M.) in Public International Law and is a trained mediator. Paul Schroeder started his career as a volunteer firefighter and rescue worker in 1985. From 2000 to 20014, he was deputy fire chief of the volunteer fire brigade of Junglinster. In 2006 he organized the first Rescue Challenge in Luxembourg and co-founded the Luxembourg Rescue Organisation (LRO) in 2007. Since its foundation, Paul Schroeder is the Chair of LRO.
Secretary of WRO, Cameron is a member of the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service where he has led RTC Training Development and was project Manager for SFRS new training center . Cameron is also a member of the United Kingdom Rescue Organisation (UKRO) where he developed and lead the UKRO's International Development Programme (IDP). Recently he has been asked to develop and led the UKRO's new Organisational Development reference. In 2005 he was released by SFR to work fulltime with the WRO, and UKRO to help build capacity within both organisations. During this time he was able to develop partnerships for the WRO with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and  establish the WRO as an executive member of the Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP). Cameron has assisted the WHO with their Pre Hospital Care Systems Programme. He has extensive international development experience work in Romania, Poland, South Africa, Russian Federation, Brazil, Moldova  and the Czech Republic, in addition to his work as WRO Secretary where he provides support to all WRO member organisations.
Treasurer of WRO, Declan was born in Dublin in 1969 but has lived most of his life in County Meath, just north of Dublin, Ireland. Declan joined Meath County Fire & Rescue Service in February 1999 and has been stationed in Ashbourne Fire Station ever since. Currently Declan occupies the role as sub-station Officer. Since 2008 Declan has become extensively involved in RTC training and after the establishment of Rescue Organisation Ireland became actively involved within the organisation becoming an Assessor and Treasurer in 2010. Since then Declan has attended World events in New Zealand and London as well as Nationals and regionals both in Ireland and the UK. At the WRC (London 2012) following the WRO A.G.M, Declan was elected to the WRO committee as Treasurer.

Director of Operations, Kevin Lennon is a serving officer within the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and has 27 years of experience in RTC and Trauma and specialises in CBRNE and HazMat incidents. In 2011 he took up the role of UKRO Head Assessor for all rescue disciplines and facilitated the first Romanian National Challenge, WRC London 2012 and WRC 2014 at UK Fire Service College Moreton-in-Marsh as head assessor and interim assessor coordinator. 
Kevin is a qualified A1 assessor, V1 verifier and re-qualified as an L&D9D assessor and L&D11 Internal Monitor and Maintain Quality of Workplace Assessment.  He is a Public Service Improvement Framework (PSIF) assessor and a European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) assessor and regularly assess peer to peer external assessments for other organisations as part of a pool of teams from a variety of countries. He was also part of the team responsible for the revamp and agreement of the current WRO score sheets and guidelines.