WFS exhibiting at The Emergency Services Show

We are thrilled to be exhibiting at The Emergency Services Show on 19-20 September 2023 at the NEC, Birmingham.

The Emergency Services Show is the UK’s annual showcase for the blue light sector, bringing frontline operational personnel, strategic decision-makers and tech solution specialists from the police, fire & rescue, ambulance and search & rescue services to discover innovative technology and operational solutions, share their experiences and unite in their collaborative approach to public safety. The show attracts over 14,000 visitors, features 550+ exhibitors, live demonstrations, free CPD-accredited content and exclusive networking opportunities. New for 2023, The Emergency Tech Show will run alongside The Emergency Services Show, and offer more opportunities to discover the next generation of emergency tech for the sector.

Registration and parking is FREE and will give you access to both shows.

Come and see us in the Collaboration Zone, Hall 4 Stand F14 to find out how you can support us to inspire and enable women to build a more progressive fire and rescue service.

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Sponsored: MSA Safety

Established in 1914, MSA Safety Incorporated is the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures. The company’s comprehensive product line is used by workers around the world in a broad range of markets, including the oil, gas and petrochemical industry, the fire service, the construction industry, mining and the military. 

Bristol Uniforms, the high-performance fire protective clothing manufacturer, is now part of the MSA family. The combined expertise of Bristol Uniforms and MSA Safety enhance and strengthen its offering to fire and rescue customers. At MSA, they pride themselves on listening to the needs of firefighters on the ground and providing them with innovative solutions and technologies.

 “MSA Safety is proud to be Headline Sponsor for this event. Having been involved for over 10 years we have seen how the event has continued to evolve and grow to the size it is today. It is an amazing opportunity for women from all areas of the Fire Service to meet, share experiences and, above all, inspire or be inspired by, others.”

We thank MSA Safety for their support and dedication to enhancing the progression of women in the fire service and championing gender equality. Together, we are fostering a more inclusive and equal future for all.

To find out more about the MSA Bristol range, click here

For more information about our event: Click here.

Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting in 2024? Get in touch.

Sponsored: PBI Performance

We are thrilled to have PBI Performance Products as one of our event sponsors of our National Training and Development Event 2023.

PBI fabrics are renowned for their exceptional flame resistance and thermal protection from radiant heat.  They are favoured by firefighters around the world.

All PBI outer fabrics including PBI Gold, PBI Matrix, PBI Max, Gemini XTL, Titan 1260 and Ibena X55 are lightweight and strong and achieve high flame resistance. They will not become brittle, shrink or break open when exposed to flame and high temperatures. 

PBI’s ‘next to skin’ fabrics include PBI TriGuard, which delivers excellent protection against heat, flash fire and arc flash, as well as PBI BaseGuard, a flame resistant, no melt, no drip economical moisture wicking base layer.

“PBI is proud to support the Women in Fire Service National Training and Development Event which provides a unique environment for skills development, inspiring delegates to discover their potential and network with like-minded fire professionals.”

Ian Callaghan, PBI Performance Products

We are grateful for PBI’s support. Their partnership has showed their commitment to improve progression of women in the fire service and support gender equality.

For more information about our sponsor: Click here.

For more information about our event: Click here.

Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting in 2024? Get in touch.

WFS Women Firefighters Climb Snowdon in Support of Charity

Over 130 women from a number of Fire and Rescue Services across the UK took part in the challenge of climbing Snowdon to raise valuable funds for The Firefighters Charity, that provides lifelong support for members of the Fire and Rescue service community.

Organised by Daisy Byron, our East Regional Rep, she coordinated representatives from over 25 services from all over the UK. They all took part in the challenge to raise funds for the charity, which aims to empower individuals to achieve mental, physical, and social wellbeing throughout their lives.

The challenge came as the charity looks to raise funds to continue its support services and empower individuals within the fire services community to maintain their mental and physical health.

Many women who participated in the challenge either had personal connections with the charity or dedicated their efforts in memory of someone. They expressed how the experience had a profound emotional effect on them and described it as an amazing achievement.

WFS are proud to have supported such an incredible challenge, special thanks to Daisy our East Regional Rep for organising and everyone who took part.

They have reached their target of £5000, which is incredible. It’s not too late to make a donation, you can do so by clicking on the following link: WFS Snowdon is fundraising for The Fire Fighters Charity (

Notice of the Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Women in the Fire Service with company registration number 06577352 and whose registered address is 47 Pashley Road, Eastbourne, England, BN20 8DY will be held during the National Training and Development Event at the Fire Service College, Moreton in Marsh.

On:      11th June 2023

At:        0915 am

At the AGM, you, as a member who is entitled to vote at the AGM, will be asked to consider and vote on the following resolution/s below.  


  1. An ordinary resolution to appoint the Auditor

By order of the Board


[Company Secretary]

Miriam Heppell


Women in the fire service firing up future careers

In January, Women in the Fire Service ran the first ‘WFS Futures’ online event, ‘Introduction to the Fire and Rescue Service’. Nearly forty members of the public joined the session to seek advice and tips on future fire sector careers. The event was a positive action event, specifically aimed at groups of people currently under-represented in the Service.

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WFS development event helps energise and focus

Woman driving a red fire appliance

Gail Read, 56, joined West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) in 2006 as an Administrator. She has held roles as Vulnerable Person Officer and Community Risk Reduction Officer; she now works in Prevention in the Partnerships and Vulnerability Team. Gail attended the Women in the Fire Service National Training and Development Event last June at The Fire Service College.

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