Awards

About the Women in the Fire Service Awards 2022

The Women in the Fire Service Awards returned and were our biggest yet, with recognition given to exemplary people, doing incredible things.

Special thanks to our 2022 Award Sponsors: Cold Cut Systems; Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service and NFCC EPA Partnership; Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service; Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service; and Serve + Protect.

In 2022 we attracted 60 entries that exemplified the dedication, commitment and drive of individuals, showing us countless reasons why we should publicly recognise them.

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Find out about our 2022 Award winners.

2022 Award categories:

Bright Light Award
This award recognises an individual who has made a notable contribution in supporting our aims and/or led the way in their role in the fire service, acting as a shining example to others. This could be through recruitment, retention or progression of women or enabled women to develop through access to opportunities and resources. No age restrictions. This award is open to all genders.

Dany Cotton Inspiring Leader Award
This award recognizes an outstanding leader who champions equality and diversity, who delivers real change, inspires the fire service community and by doing so brings out the best in the people they work with. No age restrictions. This award is open to all genders. 

Exceptional Allies Award
This award recognises someone who has gone the extra mile to promote gender equality in their organisation or made a tangible contribution in supporting colleagues to be the best they can be. This award is open to women and non-binary gender identities. 

Firefighter Rising Star Award
This award recognises a firefighter who has demonstrated a determination to succeed in their role and/or been an advocate and ambassador on gender equality and empowerment issues. This award is open to women and non-binary gender identities. 

Young Person Role Model Award
This award recognises a young person in the fire and rescue service who demonstrates being an excellent role model. Who has engaged in, and inspired conversations, actions and outcomes around equality and diversity issues and actively embodies the motto “if you can see it, you can be it”. Aged 11-24 years. This award is open to all genders.

Nominations have now closed. We look forward to our next awards!