Awards

Do you know a person and/or organisations that has given significant support to the WFS or has made a positive contribution to support women working within the service, and to individual women who have achieved particular success within the Fire and Rescue Service.

The WFS Award is a nationally recognised award scheme established in 2008 to acknowledge achievements and contributions made by (or for) women in the Fire Service.

There are three levels of Award:  Bronze, Silver and Gold.

The Bronze Award may be given for:

  • A significant achievement or contribution, which satisfies the criteria (see Rules A2 and A3)
  • A period of active service as an Honorary Officer, NEC Member, or Representative at any level for a period of not less than five years. [See Rule A5.10]

The Silver Award may be given for:

  • A second or subsequent Bronze Award;
  • Any achievement or contribution which is deemed by the NEC to warrant a higher single Award than Bronze;
  • A period of active service as an Honorary Officer, NEC Member, or Representative at any level for a period of not less than ten years. [See Rule A5.10]

The Gold Award may be given:

  • For an outstanding achievement or contribution which satisfies the criteria (see Rules A2 and A3)
  • As a lifetime Award, for any individual or organisation that has shown outstanding commitment or support to the Network. [See Rule A5.10]

Over 60 recipients have received awards since beginning and It is really easy to nominate a person or organisation you feel deserves recognition.

Anyone can submit a nomination and any person or organisation can be nominated.  The proposer, seconder and nominee do not have to be WFS members (or even part of the UK Fire & Rescue Service).  All nominations are confidential and nominees are only notified if they are granted an award.

Nomination form is available here and once completed should be forwarded to womeninthefireservice@btconnect.com