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.
We are delight to announce our 14th Training & Development weekend on 13th– 15th June 2014 at the Fire Service College, Moreton-in-Marsh. More information will follow shortly.
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
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.