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SFJ Awards certificates 2022 Women in the Fire Service UK training and development event

SFJ AWARDS, the qualifications partner of choice for the UK Fire and Rescue Services, has certified the Women in the Fire Service UK 2022 training and development event free of charge in a gesture of support for the organization’s commitment nonprofit to improve skills and increase gender equality.

The event, which took place over three days at the Fire Service College in Moreton-in-Marsh, saw women representing fire and rescue services across the country attend a series of workshops led by experts who covered a range of contemporary issues. .

Delegates deepened their understanding of everything from mental health and racial equality to hazardous materials incidents and fire safety in commercial buildings. Among others, the event was organized by Jenny Nangle from the Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service and Shilla Patel from the London Fire Department.

Participation in the SFJ Awards provides free, independent recognition to delegates attending a range of workshops, each designed to enhance learning and benefit delegates in their future careers.

admirer and supporter

Candace Miller, Executive Director of the SFJ Awards, explained: “We are a long-time admirer and supporter of Women in the Fire Service UK and its work to enable women to enter and thrive in the many fantastic careers available in the Fire and Rescue. Services.”

Miller continued, “To achieve gender equality in fire and rescue services, it is essential to create learning and development opportunities like this. We are delighted to support this annual event, which is back after a two-year hiatus due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

Additionally, Miller said, “The program is unique in that it provides a safe space for learners to share experiences and exchange ideas, while gaining strong evidence of quality learning for career development. continued.

Equality Program

Established in the 1990s as a self-help group, Women in the Fire Service UK hold a seat in the Fire Sector Federation and play an active role in influencing the equality agenda, for example by getting involved in pioneering research on the adapted fire kit. for women and support affirmative action initiatives in partnership with government and relevant stakeholders.

Caroline Anderson is a Fire and Rescue Service Team Leader at Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue and Vice President of Women in the Fire Service UK. Anderson observed, “Working with the SFJ Awards has been such a positive experience. It is such a pleasure to partner with Candace and her team to champion the role and work of women in the fire and rescue services.

Additionally, Anderson said, “As the leading provider of qualifications in the fire industry, we are delighted that the SFJ Awards have decided to support us again this year by providing ‘Certificates of Participation’ for a number of workshops at the 20th National Training and Development Event. . We have similar goals and ambitions when it comes to building trust, raising skills and standards, and supporting individuals and their roles in the sector.

Inclusive Membership

Members of Women in the Fire Service UK are of all genders and come from all roles in the fire and rescue service. This includes firefighters and control staff, administrative and support staff and senior officers up to members of the airport, defense and works fire departments.

*Further information about Women in the Fire Service UK is available online at