Welcome to the Women in the Fire Service UK

Formally known as Networking Women in the Fire Service, WFS was formed in 1993.  It is a voluntary, not for profit organisation with members from across all roles within the FRS community.  It is run by elected committee members who direct the business of the organisation.

18th National Training & Development weekend – 8-10 June 2018 

‘Building confidence for a stronger future’

Bookings now open!

Select ‘Training & Development weekend’ top navigation menu to view full details, workshop descriptions and booking form

The 18th Training & Development weekend will be hosted at the Fire Service College and is a great opportunity for both operational and support delegates to utilise the state of the art training facilities.

We have a full programme on offer with a wide variety of workshops to suit all Fire & Rescue service personnel.

We are excited to have Dany Cotton, Commissioner of London Fire Brigade as our keynote speaker for our Opening Ceremony on Friday, 8 June.

The fee to attend is £430.00 per delegate (inclusive of food and accommodation). Corporate Affiliate Members receive a 10% discount.

The full weekend programme, event information and workshop descriptions are available via the navigation menu ‘Training & Development weekend’.


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’.

WFS Awards 2018

Do you know a person and/or organisations that has given significant support to the WFS or has made a positive contribution to support women working within a service, and to individual women who have achieved particular success within the Fire and Rescue Service.

To find out more visit the Awards page.

Nominations can be submitted by completing this Nomination form and emailing to Karen Smith at contact@wfs.org.uk

“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 will be delivered over 3 half day workshops for a maximum of 20 women.  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)

Dates and venues to be confirmed shortly.

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 delegates feedback 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 – 19-20 September 2018 (stand T13)