Hertfordshire Fire & Rescue Service are pleased to host a Regional Development Day on Thursday, 10 October 2013 from 08:30 – 17:00 at HFRS Training & Development Centre, Longfield, Stevenage. A choice of workshops are on offer from Be a firefighter, Dare to Drive, Head for Heights, First Aid, Critical Care and RTC, Personal Protection, Fitness & Diet, Fire Investigation, Command Support and Command & Control.
West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service will be hosting a Regional Motivational Development Day at the newly refurbished Firefighters Charity facility ‘Marine Court’ in Littlehampton BN17 5NF on Wednesday 11th September 2013 from 09:30 – 16:00.
Keynote speakers for this event are Jeanne D’Amario (Firefighters Charity) and Ann Millington (Chief Executive of Kent Fire and Rescue Service).
Workshops available on the day will be:-
The 22nd Congress of Fire Service Women will take place from October 25 – 27, 2013 at the state Fire Service College (FSC) of Baden Wurttemberg in Bruchsal.
Our 13th National Training & Development weekend took place on 7-9 June at the Fire Service College with 86 delegates attending from over 22 Fire Services with International delegates from Germany and Switzerland. Full review and feedback
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
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
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 .....
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.
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.