2013 will see another exciting and action packed weekend, with many new workshops, taking maximum advantage of the superb facilities available at the College.
Our theme for this event is “Learning from the past, preparing for the future” with a focus on professional development, we are grateful to Warwickshire and Hampshire Fire & Rescue Services for agreeing to deliver their presentations covering the outcomes of the Shirley Towers and the Atherstone-on-Stour incidents.
Notification of Networking Women in the Fire Service - Annual General Meeting
We hereby give notice of the forthcoming Annual General Meeting to be held at the Fire Service College on Sunday, 9th June 2013 at 09.30 hrs.
The AGM will include elections for the National Executive Committee. Please forward any nominations by email to email@example.com
Katie Cornhill and Kate Early have hatched a plan and they have great aspirations for the future of FRS Women's Football.
Read more here about how you can get involved.
The 5th Annual NWFS Awards Ceremony took place at Exeter Racecourse on 5th October 2012.
Pictured left is Bronze Award recipient Ruth Douglas, Mark Healey (Devon & Somerset FRS Fire Authority Chair), Sara Randall Johnson, (DSFRS Equalities Champion/Fire Authority Member) and Dany Cotton, (NWFS Acting Chair).
Our 12th NWFS National Training & Development weekend took place on 5th-7th October 2012 hosted by Devon & Somerset FRS. The weekend was a great success with 72 delegates from 23 Fire & Rescue Services .......... full review with feedback and photos below
DCE Joy Smith opened the event and welcomed 50 delegates to Derbyshire FRS and the NWFS Women’s Development Day. Delegates attended from 12 different Fire & Rescue Services including London, East Sussex, West Sussex, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Leicestershire, West Midlands, Staffordshire, South Yorkshire, Humberside, and Fire Officer’s Association.
East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service is celebrating after becoming the first ‘excellent’ Service in the South East and fourth in the country.
For full details click onto link http://www.nwfs.net/upload/documents/Excellent article East Sussex FRS.doc
In December 2011 Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service submitted an application to the Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2012. The Award criteria process is designed to recognise UK organisations that are making the most of the women in their workforce.
Staffordshire is absolutely delighted they have been successful in their application. Full details ..
Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Services’ Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive, Sean Frayne and Chair of the Fire Authority, David Wilson are proud to announce that Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service (DFRS) has been awarded the highest possible level of achievement, measured against the Fire and Rescue Service Equality Framework, this being Excellence. Read more .....
FSSAA UK Fire Service Women's Rugby Union looking for players: Firefighters, Support Staff, Control Staff read more .....
On Monday 2nd April a group of young women from Germany came to visit Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service for a day. The group were made up of 2 Youth Workers and 7 young people. They are a youth group who belong to a protestant church in Frankfurt and are funded by the city council. They offer support and guidance to vulnerable young people in crisis.
NWFS Vice Chair, London Fire Brigade’s Dany Cotton, has confirmed her position as the UK’s highest-ranking operational woman firefighter following her appointment to the role of Assistant Commissioner of the Brigade’s 7,000-strong workforce.
Dany’s latest success follows being the first woman firefighter in the UK to be appointed an Area Manager in 2007, the first to be awarded the Queens Fire Service Medal in 2004 and being named Outstanding Public Servant of the Year in a competition organised by Public Finance Magazine and the Cabinet Office in 2002. In 2010 she was included in the Independent on Sunday’s list of the 100 British women who have done most to shape the world we live in today.
On 9th February the National Executive Committee, members of Northamptonshire FRS and invited guests gathered to celebrate the contribution of Aidan Phillips to NWFS, and to witness the presentation of his NWFS Gold Award
Women’s Development Day 2012 is being hosted by Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service, at their HQ in Derby.
Following welcomes and keynote addresses by Joy Smith (DCE, Derbyshire) and CFOA E&D Lead Daryl Oprey there will be an excellent selection of training opportunities on offer, from Incident Command and Cobra, to “Coming Out” in the FRS & Women’s Health Issues, to Coaching & NLP. We also have sessions on building partnerships, raising sponsorship and enhancing your own network.
|Online booking form and workshop descriptions|
|Printable booking form (pdf)|
|Flyer, A4 Poster, A3 Poster|
|Accommodation & Map|
|Additional facilitator information|
Members are often questioned and criticised for organising women only events, in an effort to support members in dealing with these challenges, NWFS has produced a statement explaining the rationale, detailing the benefits and positive outcomes of such events.
Following the successful positive action events in Ely, Cambridgeshire, the team have just returned from supporting East Sussex in their recruitment programme.