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 firstname.lastname@example.org