Award Sponsors 2024

Women in the Fire Service Award Sponsors


Sponsoring the Women in the Fire Service Awards helps support recognition of individuals who have taken equality, leadership and empowerment to their hearts. We look forward to honouring the successes of role models leading the way in their communities and sector.

We still have WFS Award categories available to sponsor. If you would like to sponsor an Awards or this year’s National Training and Development Event please contact us.

Special thanks to our 2024 Award Sponsors

About our Sponsors

Dany Cotton Inspiring Leader Award
Proudly sponsored by Dräger

Company Profile

Dräger is a leading international company in the fields of medical and safety technology. Founded in Lübeck in 1889, Dräger has grown into a worldwide, DAX-listed enterprise in its fifth generation as a family-run business.

“Technology for Life” is our guiding principle. Wherever they are deployed – in clinical settings, industry, mining or emergency services – Dräger products protect, support and save lives.

For almost 100 years, firefighters all around the world have trusted Dräger to provide reliable equipment, services, and training that are fit for purpose and based on real-world experience.

We are proud of our heritage and the family values which still drive our culture today as they did 131 years ago when the business was founded. Never resting on our laurels, we are constantly striving to improve in every area by doing the right thing.

Our business is founded on the partnerships we forge. Our UK based design team works closely with our customers as we strive to keep your people safe in every aspect of their role. Without working so closely with our customer base we wouldn’t be able to do this.

Dräger is commitment to equality of opportunity, improved representation of women in the industry and how Dräger is designing equipment fit to meet the challenges of an increasingly diverse workforce in the fire service.

With our UK focus, coupled with our unique partnerships focused solely on safety and a commitment to always doing the right thing, we believe that is the Dräger difference.

Images above: WFS x Dräger Event which took place in South Yorkshire FRS in 2023.

For more information about Dräger click here.

Firefighter Rising Star Award
Proudly sponsored by Practice to Progress

Company Profile

Practice to Progress (P2P) exists to help individuals and organisations develop and grow.

We have assisted more than 60 organisations and 7,000 people from across the globe, helping them grow, develop, and transform to achieve. Included in this have been a number of Fire and Rescue Services and their people. We have a particular focus on supporting underrepresented groups and equality, diversity and inclusion.

With our innovative approach of being focused on outcomes for you or your organisation, we focus on the real-life experiences and challenges you will face, and learning from them, to develop quickly and practically.

Our evidence-based methodology enables you to learn from experience, theory and good practice to ensure you can deliver the outcomes you want.

For more information about Practice to Progress click here.