Women in the Fire Service - National Training and Development Weekend

We were delighted to host the 17th National Women in the Fire Service (WFS) Training and Development weekend (16 -18 June).  The event, entitled ‘When women support each other, incredible things happen’, was attended by 185 delegates representing Fire Services from across the country. International delegates included Fatoumata Samake, who travelled from Mali to attend the event and is Mali’s first female firefighter.

With something for everyone, the weekend was a great opportunity for both operational and support delegates to come together and take part in practical activities on the incident ground and classroom based workshops.

The weekend started on Friday afternoon with a ‘Drum Café’ icebreaker and networking opportunities. Operational personnel had the opportunity to take part in a whole day multi incident training scenario on the College incident ground. Workshops open to all delegates included urban search and rescue (USAR), incident command, road traffic collision (RTC), drive an appliance, be a firefighter, fire investigation, trauma, being mindful, managing stress, first aid, what is stress, women and leadership.


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