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Vicky Shakesby

Vicky was one of the first women to join Humberside Fire Brigade, as it was then known, in 1994. She was the first Full-Time female Firefighter to join the Service.

Having qualified to become Lead Firefighter (LFf) in her first four years of service, she was later promoted in to Staff section in 1998.

Vicky has served at all of the stations in the service and has moved through the ranks operationally throughout her 27 year-long career.

In addition to assisting Women in the Fire Service (WFS) by contributing to national committees to discuss topics such as female fire fit and general support for women in the fire service, she also organised for a group of fire service women to climb Mount Kilimanjaro; raising over £30,000 in the process. 

Vicky received an MBE in the New Years Honours list of 2007 for Outstanding Contribution to Humberside Fire and Rescue Service. 

Public Notice - Conclusion of Audit of Accounts 2013/14

30 September 2014

Fire Services helping older people to Age Safely

29 September 2014

The Chief Fire Officers Association’s (CFOA) Ageing Safely Week takes place from 29 September to 5 October 2014.

Annual Statement of Accounts

29 September 2014

The audited Annual Statement of Accounts is now available to view. Please click here to see this document.

Karen and Duncan are the toast of the HFRS Community Awards 2014

25 September 2014

The 6th Annual HFRS Community Awards took place on 25 September and it proved to be an emotional and inspirational night.

Local MP drops in to Preston during ‘Le Tour de Holderness’

24 September 2014

Graham Stuart, MP for Beverley and Holderness, took to the road this week to promote the installation of Public Access Defibrillators across his...

New RDS recruits put on display for family and friends

24 September 2014

The latest group of retained firefighters passed out earlier today in front of senior officers, family and friends, before putting on a display of...

Fire Door Safety Week - 15 - 21 September

16 September 2014

This week (15 – 21 September) is Fire Door Safety Week. Fire doors are a crucial part of the passive fire protection of every commercial, public and...

Residents urged to have gas appliances checked

15 September 2014

In support of Gas Safety Week (15 -21 Sept) and in a bid to raise awareness of the dangers of Carbon Monoxide (CO) poisoning, Humberside Fire and...

Bratwurst and bouncy castles in Beverley!

4 September 2014

It was family fun in the sun as Beverley Fire Station threw open its doors last week for its annual open day.

Charity fundraisers safely back down to earth

3 September 2014

A team from Humberside Fire and Rescue Service is safely back on terra firma after taking part in a sponsored skydive to raise money for charity.

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service want your votes for your ‘Local Hero’

1 September 2014

Members of the community are urged to vote for their ‘Local Hero 2014’ as the deadline approaches on Friday 19 September.