Welcome to Women in the Fire Service UK 


As part of a change over to our new name Women in the Fire Service, the old website has given way to this new one, to better reflect who we are and what we do.

The old domain nwfs.net will now point to this page but ideally you should change your browser to find us at wfs.org.uk just to be sure.

It may take us some time to transfer everything over, but once done the new site should work seamlessly on both desktops and mobile devices, which will be of real benefit for those of you who are always on the move.

Launch of Women’s Development Programme 

WFS are delighted to be launching a Women’s Development Programme facilitated by Emma and Jenny from ‘Women to Work’.  

“Successfully Managing Your Work Life”

This is a great opportunity and the programme will cover the following areas:

  • Work Life Stages
  • Role Models
  • My Ideal Future
  • Values & Behaviours
  • Achievements, Strengths & Skills
  • Working Identity
  • Change & Transition
  • Personal Development Plan Reflections: Your Journey So Far
  • Focus on Planning: Life Plan, Goals & Action Plan

All delegates will be provided with a Personal Development Plan Workbook and a range of self-coaching tools to use during the workshops and in the future.  This programme to be delivered over 3 half day workshops for a maximum of 20 women will be hosted by Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service (Butterley Hall, Ripley, Derbyshire DE5 3RS)

The 3 half day sessions will be held on:-

Session 1: Thursday, 2nd November 9am-12.30pm

Session 2: Wednesday, 6th December 9am-12.30pm

Session 3: Tuesday, 23rd January 9am-12.30pm

The cost is £265.00 per delegate (£245.00 for WFS Corporate Affiliate Members)

If accommodation is required booking and payment will be the responsibility of delegates and their Fire & Rescue Services.

Those wishing to attend must have the support and be sponsored by their Fire & Rescue Service.  Authorisation will be required by email to WFS.

For more details or to book your place, please contact: Karen Smith (WFS)

Women’s Development Programme Leaflet

Email: womeninthefireservice@btconnect.com or call 01366 381237

 17th National Training & Development weekend held at the Fire Service College on 16-18 June 2017

What a fabulous weekend we had at our Training & Development weekend on 16-18 June.  We welcomed 185 delegates from over 32 National Fire & Rescue Services ………. read  more  Training & Development weekend

Summary of feedback from 2017

Confirmation of dates for 2018 – 8, 9 & 10 June – book in your diary now!

Emergency Services Show – 20/21 September 2017

We have had two successful days attending the Emergency Services Show  at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham.  It was a great opportunity to make contacts and thank you to everyone who visited our stand.  Looking forward to attending next year.

The 14th United Kingdom Firefighters Sailing Challenge (UKFSC) took place from the 8th to the 11th of May 2017 …….. click here for full details

United Kingdom Firefighters Sailing Challenge