WFS Training & Development Weekend

Training & Development Weekend at the Fire Service College on 17-19 June 2016


16th National Training & Development weekend at the Fire Service College

Women in the Fire Service are holding their annual Training & Development Weekend at the Fire Service College on 17-19 June 2016.  This is a great opportunity for women from all roles across the UK FRS to come together, to learn from each other and share experiences.  The venue is ideal, combining excellent fire ground resources , state of the art command suite, great classroom facilities along with on site accommodation.

The event includes workshops such as the Multi Incident Scenarios, a full day of challenges aimed at firefighters and supervisory level managers. Urban Search and Rescue, includes demonstrations by the USAR dogs, and Incident Command takes place in the 360 degree simulation suite. For those wishing to “have a go” there is the “Be a Firefighter” session, or Driving experience, for those keen to get behind the wheel of the fire appliance.

We also have sessions on offer looking at Unconscious Bias, Developing yourself and others,  Fire Investigation, Conflict/Difficult Discussions, Hoarding Disorder,  Mindfulness, Personal Resilience, Leadership and Yoga.  A very broad range of topics, still including the old favourites whilst introducing some new and topical subjects,  offering a great programme for  operational, administrative and support employees.

Our keynote speaker will be the inspirational Sally Sheen, formerly Chief Executive of the Fire Service College and currently leading on the people and culture aspects of a radical transformation programme for the police.   She has held a wide range of senior leadership and operational leadership roles during a career which has spanned commercial, public and not-for-profit sectors.

The cost of the WFS weekend is £410.00, including accommodation and meals. This event offers great value for money, delivering both professional development  and fantastic networking opportunities. Delegates  go away from WFS events enthused, inspired and confident to bring positive change back to their workplace. See below to read some of the feedback from last year’s delegates:

This was 1st time attending & to be honest was apprehensive. I have really enjoyed weekend & opportunities to talk to people in similar roles & services. I will be putting my name down for future events.
Great event. So welcoming to someone who was new & unprepared to come. Thank you & looking forward to being involved more in WFS
Beneficial & enjoyable. I will  definitely pass on good work to all when I return home, and get more women / men involved
Brought me out of my comfort zone, enabling me to meet some inspiring & lovely people


So book your place now, full details are available at or enquiries can be directed to Karen Smith –