Posts Tagged "Women in the Fire Service"

The 26-year-old female firefighter sent to tackle Grenfell Tower fire just five days into the job

Just five days into the job, 26-year-old April Cachia arrived for her night shift at Shoreditch fire station. Hours after arriving – and having never before battled a fire before – she found herself face to face with one of…

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Three female firefighters crew Wholetime Fire Appliance at Llanelli Station

Monday, 15th May 2017, will be remembered as a notable date within Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service’s proud history. At 8:30am, on the Monday morning, and for the first time in the Service’s history, three female firefighters…

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Hampshire female sailing team cruise to victory in charity sailing event

A team of fire service women made waves with their debut entry in the United Kingdom Firefighters Sailing Challenge (UKFSC). HFRS Magenta placed first out of all fire service boats, second overall and first Hampshire boat for the race passage…

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Hampshire female firefighters plan to make splash at charity sailing event

A team of fire service women hope to make waves with their debut entry in the United Kingdom Firefighters Sailing Challenge (UKFSC). HFRS Magenta will be sailed by an all-female crew made up of firefighters and non-uniform staff from Hampshire…

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Hampshire’s first female assistant fire chief aims to be role model

Hampshire’s first female fire chief says she feels privileged to be blazing a trail for women in the service and will strive to be a role model for the firefighters of tomorrow. Former head of Knowledge Management for Hampshire Fire…

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International Women’s Day event in South Shields is a success

A day dedicated to fantastic females was marked in South Tyneside with an event urging women to #beboldforchange. South Shields Fire Station in John Reid Road opened its doors to visitors to the venue’s International Women’s Day celebration. Various agencies…

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Firefighting is about ingenuity, not just strength. Women like me are an asset

I’ve been in the fire service for 27 years and was one of the first female firefighters in Bedfordshire when I joined. The numbers have risen since then but women still only amount to 5% of the firefighters in England…

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Woeful lack of diversity in fire services, says minister Brandon Lewis

A Government minister has criticised fire services over a “woeful” lack of diversity. Brandon Lewis cited figures showing firefighters in England are 96% white and 95% male. He said: “Any workforce should represent the community that it serves, but in…

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Coventry Fire Stations Recognised By The AFSA

Coventry firefighters were part of a great success for the West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service at the latest meeting in London of the Asian Fire Service Association, which promotes diversity across all Fire and Rescue Services. Coventry stations were…

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Staffordshire Service Shortlisted for Trio of Titles

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has been shortlisted for a trio of top titles as part of a national awards ceremony. The Excellence in Fire and Emergency Awards 2016 will see the service go head to head with colleagues from across…

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