Alan Curran is a Fire Engineer for Crossrail. In this role, he supports the Crossrail Lead Fire Engineer, Patrick Stone, to provide leadership on all fire engineering matters for all aspects of the central operating section of the project, including tunnels, stations, intermediate shafts, portals, systems, rolling stock and ancillary buildings. This includes establishing fire engineering requirements, maintaining the Crossrail fire safety engineering principles standard, developing the central operating section fire strategy and working with 3rd party stakeholders to review and approve the fire safety designs and assurance for each element of the design. (Fire safety for the sections of the route outside the central operating section falls under Network Rail’s remit and largely involve development of existing open track and stations.) He has worked for Crossrail since January 2013. Prior to that, he worked as Contracts Director for two Contractors and a manufacturer specialising in Passive Fire Protection, where he gained experience in fire engineering, specification, testing and faced many challenges experienced day to day in large infrastructure projects all across engineering disciplines over a ten year period. Alan is currently applying to the Institute of Fire Engineers with a view to becoming a Chartered member, having achieved a B Tech in Construction technology and a Diploma in Fire Engineering. He is also writing a dissertation to achieve an MSc in Fire Safety Engineering from Ulster University. Alan has worked on a number of other infrastructure projects, including Dublin Port Tunnel and the Aviva Stadium. He also has extensive fire safety experience in the Manufacturing, Healthcare, Commercial and Residential sectors.