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 workshops for Multi incident Scenarios, USAR, and Incident Command, Be a Firefighter, Drive an appliance, Presentation skill, Self Promotion, Assertiveness, Fire Investigation, Change, Career Development, MFTA, Leadership, Voice projection and a very energetic Fitness in the Fire Service.
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We would of course, like to express our sincere thanks to all who supported the weekend from the Fire Service College to all the Instructors and Facilitators who willingly gave their time providing workshops and the organisations who supported them in attending.
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
The 2014 Emergency Services Show is to be held at the NEC - Birmingham from 24-25 September
To register:- http://www.emergencyuk.com/
The 23rd German Conference for the Network of Female Firefighters takes place in Bochum from 6 to 9 November 2014.
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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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Caroline Anderson from Devon & Somerset FRS has volunteered to visit Uganda in October of this year for three weeks to teach fire safety to school children and student teachers.
The Mityana Community Foundation co-ordinate visits to the Mityana region of Uganda annually where there is a population of around 350,000 people, over 50% of which are under the age of 15.
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.