We are pleased to announce that Lincolnshire FRS are hosting a Women's training and development day in partnership with WFS. There is a great variety of workshops on offer, take a look at the online booking form and event information below to find out more. Priority will be given to bookings from the East Midlands region, however applications from further afield will be considered. No delegate fee, however places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.
The 15th National Training & Development event took place at the Fire Service College on 12-14 June with sponsorship from Bristol Uniforms. WFS welcomed 114 delegates from 30 Fire & Rescue Services.
The 2015 WFS Award Presentations took place on Friday, 12 June at the Fire Service College.
Congratulations to the following recipients:-
Neil Withers – Ex London Fire Brigade
Linda Boar – Ex Essex Fire & Rescue Service
Peter Dartford – CFO Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service
Sharon Jakeman – East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service
Sarah Warnes – West Midlands Fire Service
Come and visit us at the Emergency Services Show at the NEC, Birmingham on 23-24 September 2015.
With over 400 exhibitors and over 5,500 visitors expected, The Emergency Services Show is one of the key events for anyone involved in emergency planning, response or recovery, both in the UK and abroad.
There will be some great live demonstrations and workshops showing how the emergency services and suppliers can work better together. Fantastic products and new kit will be on display. The Emergency Response Zone offers visitors the chance to meet agencies and voluntary groups who can offer assistance to the emergency services There will be a fantastic range of free seminars offering a wide range of learning opportunities. WFS will be on stand Z136 we hope to see you there!
Further information at : www.emergencyuk.com/wfs
On 20 January 2015, East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service held their ‘Support Our Staff’ regional day. The event was well attended with 50 delegates (despite the snow!) and workshops choices included Water Rescue, Basic and Enhanced RTC workshops, Scene Safety and Trauma Care.
Summary of event
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.