We are delighted to announce our 15th National Training & Development weekend on 12-14 June 2015 at the Fire Service College.
NEW workshop added - Interactive road safety experience, classroom & practical, facilitated by Leicestershire FRS (see full workshops details)
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
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.
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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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.