Women in the Fire Service UK have been involved in a number of humanitarian projects. In 2018 representatives from WFS and charity Fire Aid sent a team to work on behalf of the United Nations International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in South Sudan.
Jenny Nangle, WFS regional rep for LFRS, and Adrian Brown (retired) of ESFRS produced a Fire Risk Reduction Assessment. Their assessment gives key fire safety recommendations for a site in the north of South Sudan. The site Bentiu, is home to thousands of internally displaced people at risk of fire incidents and hazards.
The work done by Jenny and Adrian provides key recommendations for reducing that risk, some of which have been implemented. Furthermore, the prevention work carried out by the other team members has been extended to other camps.
Some recommendations include a fire safety awareness and education program for children; and launching a scalds and burns campaign targeted at women, new mothers, and schools.
The report, published last month, is a fantastic achievement for all those involved. Read the full IOM report here.
Finally, a team including fire personnel: Clare Holmes, Kathryn Duncan, Ali Stone and WFS Committee Member, Jenny Hill have delivered prevention and response training in the South Sudan cities of Wau and Bentiu.
Well done to the whole team:
Jenny Nangle, Adrian Brown, Clare Holmes, Ali Macewan (nee Stone), Kathryn Duncan, and Jenny Hill.