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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. 

Sprinkler activation helps control factory fire

30 December 2014

A sprinkler system activation helped control and suppress a fire at the factory of Willerby Holiday Homes in Hull in late November. Four fire engines...

Hooking up East Riding residents to life saving equipment

15 December 2014

Local MP Andrew Percy and Councillor Josie Head welcomed GM Allen Cunningham and Sarah Wilkinson from Humberside Fire and Rescue Service to Hook...

Council tax precept consultation

8 December 2014

We are now consulting on the council tax precept for 2015/16.

Humberside Fire & Rescue Service helping businesses to stay safe

8 December 2014

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service is encouraging businesses to manage their risk of fire during the Chief Fire Officers Association’s (CFOA) UK...

Enrol now for the Prince’s Trust Team Programme

5 December 2014

Our Prince’s Trust Team Programme is once again looking for young adults between the ages of 16-25 who are currently unemployed in North East Lincs...

Public urged not to make unnecessary 999 calls during strike

5 December 2014

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) is urging members of the public not to make unnecessary 999 calls during the next period of industrial...

East Riding Councillors visit HQ

4 December 2014

Humberside Fire and Rescue headquarters played host to a group of East Riding Councillors today who toured the facilities with ER Community Safety...

Road users urged to take care on the roads during industrial action

4 December 2014

With further industrial action planned from 09:00hrs on Tuesday 9 December to 09:00hrs Wednesday 10 December, Humberside Fire and Rescue is urging...

Residents asked to ‘Take Extra Care’ as Industrial action takes place

3 December 2014

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service is urging members of the public to take steps to protect themselves, their loved ones and their property from the...

Fire investigation dogs Lexie and Aston join the fire service team!

2 December 2014

Meet Lexie and Aston, Lexie, a one-year-old working Cocker Spaniel, and Aston, a two-year-old Springer Spaniel, will soon begin a six-week training...

Festive fire safety at St Stephen’s

1 December 2014

A five-day festive safety event began this morning at St Stephen’s Shopping Centre in Hull. Community safety advocates from Hull CPU were on hand to...