The love and prayers of countless people are with Wayne’s family at this desperately sad time.
His death has devastated so many friends and colleagues.
Wayne touched so many people’s lives in so many different ways – during his lengthy service with London Fire Brigade, with West Midlands Fire Service, across the UK and international fire and rescue sector, in his public life and beyond.
Widely-respected as the UK’s first black Chief Fire Officer, his contributions in the field of equality, diversity and inclusion were immeasurable.
Wayne approached everything he did with standards that were simultaneously high and inspirational.
Please take comfort from leaving a personal message, or by reading those of others.