Training event inspires and empowers women in the fire service to succeed

Woman abseiling at Women in the Fire Service event at the Fire Service College

Wow. What an amazing weekend.

We are still celebrating the success of Women in the Fire Service UK’s 19th National Training & Development Event which took place on 21-23 June.

‘Celebrating Difference, Improving Delivery’ was the theme for the event and women and men came to learn together to build on existing skills and to learn new ones. 

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Women in the Fire Service deliver fire prevention training to women in Lebanon

In 2017 a small team from Operation Florian visited Lebanon to deliver fire prevention training to a range of NGOs (non-governmental organisations) hosted by Save the Children.  This was designed to embed fire safety awareness in their work supporting Syrian and Palestinian refugees living in ITS (informal tented settlements) and SSB (sub-standard buildings) as it had been identified that fire safety and education within the camps was extremely poor.

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2018 Project in South Sudan

A volunteer team of 6 visited South Sudan to deliver training on behalf of FIREAID and were working with the UN International Organisation for Migration.

The project consisted of two aspects of work, first to run a training course for community fire safety and community fire response teams.  Secondly, to carry out a fire safety assessment of the displaced persons camp, which can hold thousands of people living in makeshift accommodation in a very small area, with schools, hospitals, markets etc. adding to the risk.

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