WFS Announce New Virtual Events

New beginnings

Last year, the world completely changed. The coronavirus altered our plans to hold our 20th National Training and Development Event at the Fire Service College. And as key workers, our organisation and volunteer network was significantly impacted. To that end, we’re happy to announce we will be hosting a series of virtual events this year. Our first event takes place on Tuesday 16 February, 2021.

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Fire awards recognise equalities champions

Firefighter Danielle Heathcote driving a fire appliance

Our Women in the Fire Service UK Awards 2020 honoured remarkable individuals who have developed, encouraged and reinforced the role of women in the sector. Winners and runners-up in seven categories were selected from over 50 candidates across the UK. Below are their stories, which showcase their work towards equalities advancement, and their passion for community, and team spirit.

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Improving online visibility of fire women

Last month we were proud to be involved with the #VisibleWikiWomen campaign organised by not-for-profit, Whose Knowledge. The initiative aims to give notable women the visibility and acknowledgment they deserve on Wikipedia (the free encyclopedia). To reach that goal, Whose Knowledge reach out to many organisations to participate, including women’s and feminist organizations.

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New role for Women in the Fire Service Rep

Firefighter on hose drag exercises

Rebecca Meachin is the Women in the Fire Service Local Representative for Nottinghamshire, and has been a Firefighter at Stapleford Fire Station for the past two years. We were thrilled when Bec took on the role as a local rep in January. It was after attending the WFS training and development event in 2019 that she was inspired to get more involved.

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