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.Continue reading “Report recommends ‘scalds and burns’ campaign for women, new mothers, and schools”
We want to shine a light on our members—to tell their stories and highlight their achievements. Because we’re really proud of the skills that exist in our membership and grateful to those who help to support our work with yearly contributions.
This month we showcase Amy Down, who joined as a member of Women in the Fire Service in 2019.
Nominations are now open for the Women in the Fire Service UK Awards 2020. The awards, which began in 2008, now have a brand new format.Continue reading “Women in the Fire Service launch awards”
Women in the Fire Service UK has launched a jobs board to highlight opportunities in the fire and rescue sector. As a result, the site allows employers who are corporate members to post current vacancies for free.Continue reading “WFS launch fire and rescue service jobs board”
We wanted to celebrate and thank all our corporate members for their year-long commitment in 2019, which were very grateful for. Corporate members support means we can advance our programmes, develop our events and continue our research project into education for girls.Continue reading “WFS celebrate 2019 corporate members”
Our WFS Patron, Dany, officially steps down from her position at London Fire Brigade on 31 December after 32 years of dedicated service.
Dany has been on our National Executive Committee for 19 years and we are honoured she has served as a committed Vice-Chair, Chair, and Patron during that time.
Antarctic Fire Angels are six firefighters from London Fire Brigade (LFB) and South Wales Fire and Rescue Service (SWFRS). They have their sights set on being the first emergency service team to ski coast across Antarctica. All this and on a route never done before by an all-female team.Continue reading “WFS event speaker inspires firefighters”
One of the big moments for us on social media this year was sparked by Esme, the four-year-old girl who thought only boys could be firefighters. She hadn’t seen any women firefighters, so thought she couldn’t be one.Continue reading “Improving gender balance through visibility”
We were incredibly proud to hear of Alex’s appointment as Chief Fire Officer for South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (SYFRS).Continue reading “Alex Johnson next Chief Fire Officer”
“In March 2019 the three of us headed out to Tajikistan with a team from Staffordshire Emergency Services Humanitarian Aid Association (SESHAA). Ron, Matt and Paul from SESHAA taught the male firefighters at the fire stations. And we taught the women in a purpose built building, designed for USAR Training. Imagine a very grand building covered in marble, yet with no running water or electricity which made things interesting!”Continue reading “Women’s team teach rescue skills to women”