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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. 

Fire Minister Penny Mordaunt MP visits Humberside Fire and Rescue Service

27 February 2015

Fire Minister, Penny Mordaunt MP, came to the region today and visited Humberside Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) to officially open the new control...

Residents asked to ‘take extra care’ as industrial action takes place

23 February 2015

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 embark on a new career at Humberside Fire and Rescue Service

19 February 2015

Etta, a Labrador, and Aston, a Springer Spaniel, have spent six weeks undergoing intensive training at Yorkshire Police’s Dog School to become two...

Public urged to think twice before using Chinese lanterns

18 February 2015

As Chinese New Year approaches on Thursday 19 February, Humberside Fire and Rescue Service is taking the opportunity to ask people to think twice...

Warning to take extra care as National Chip Week begins

16 February 2015

As National Chip Week begins (16 – 22 February), firefighters are urging people to take extra care when cooking chips to reduce the risk of a fire in...

A ‘Red and White’ watch at East Hull

13 February 2015

Not a rugby ball in sight, as Hull KR’s academy players spent the afternoon at East Hull Fire Station seeing what it takes to be a firefighter.

Warning to road users as winter weather hits

3 February 2015

Dark mornings, dark nights and freezing weather conditions can make driving conditions hazardous. During the winter months the number of road traffic...

Unemployed young people’s development programme comes to Scunthorpe

2 February 2015

The Prince’s Trust ‘Team’ Programme, delivered by Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, has been running in Grimsby since 2011. The programme,...