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15th National Training & Development weekend - 12-14 June 2015

We are delighted to announce our 15th National Training & Development weekend on 12-14 June 2015 at the Fire Service College.  Planning is on schedule and we are very close to confirming workshops.  Look out for regular updates on this page, on Facebook or via Twitter.  Once we have all workshops confirmed our online booking form will be available.

Click to download the event flyer (pdf)

Confirmed workshops:-

Multi Incident Scenario

Incident Command

Be a Firefighter

Drive an appliance

Scene Safety


It's all about change

Developing emotional intelligence and self awareness

Developing your skills and future success by volunteering

Women Instructors required for June 2015 - Fire Service College

Have you worked at the Fire Service College? Would you be interested in working at the College in the future?

We feel it is essential at WFS Training and Development weekends to have women instructors delivering training, however, we often struggle to get women to come forward. If you are a qualified instructor and would be willing to help we would love to hear from you. If you would be interested in taking up an instructor role or finding out more about working at the College, we would also be keen to talk to you. In partnership with FSC, we can explore available opportunities and help you progress your interest further.

Contact Karen Smith at or telephone 01366 381237

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue - Womens Development Conference - Friday 27 February 2015

SYFR will be hosting a major free daylong Conference on Friday 27 February 2015 for the Fire and Rescue Sector, open to men and women and focusing on women’s development and how we can achieve a gender balance across our services in the future.  The Conference will be hearing lessons from SYFR pilot Women’s Development programme and research on barriers faced by women in our services and possible solutions.

The Conference will enable services and the fire and rescue sector to identify a future agenda for achieving gender balance.  Through key note speakers, workshops, networking, stalls and activities delegates will be resourced around  women’s development training, engagement and activities.

To book your place and read further information about the Conference and this work click here.

Conference Poster and booking form

2014 WFS Award presentations

At the opening ceremony of our Training & Development weekend the WFS Award Presentations was held and we were delighted to welcome Vijith Randeniya and Julie Johnston to receive their awards.  John Bonney and Mani Gilbert-King were unfortunately unable to attend and separate presentations have taken place. Our congratulations to all the 2014 Award recipients:- 

Gold Award:- John Bonney and Mani Gilbert-King

Silver Award:- Vijith Randeniya

Bronze Award:- Julie Johnston

Photos and citations

Review - WFS Training & Development weekend 13-15 June 2014

With over 100 delegates from 26 Fire & Rescue Services, delegates from the Police and NHS and International delegates from The Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland, our Training & Development weekend was a huge success.  With the excellent facilities provided at the Fire Service College delegates participated in wide range of workshops to suit operational and support staff.

Photos can be seen on our Facebook page, so join our group - WFS to view.

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Congratulations Dany!

Congratulations to Dany Cotton who on 12 June 2014 was awarded the ‘Women in Public Service’ Award at The First Women Awards recognising senior level business women and professionals.

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Our new name - Women in the Fire Service (WFS UK)

January 2014 sees a marked change to our organisation with a new name - ‘Women in the Fire Service UK'.  

For over 20 years our organisation has grown and after consulting with our members, it was felt ‘Networking Women in the Fire Service’ no longer reflected our aims and goal.  

Although there is still a level of networking involved we are more focused towards training and developing, as well as supporting.  

It will be a gradual process over the next few months to complete our name change in readiness for our relaunch at the Training & Development weekend in June.  

PO Box 41
Downham Market
PE38 9XW

Tel: 01366 381237