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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.
East Riding EFR scheme shortlisted for national award
23 October 2015
The Emergency First Responder (EFR) scheme in the East Riding of Yorkshire has been shortlisted for one of Fire Magazine’s Excellence in Fire and...
Humberside is at the forefront of shared services
20 October 2015
Humberside is leading the way for collaborative working after a successful partnership between Humberside Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) and...
Hard-hitting film highlights the dangers of home oxygen
19 October 2015
Clearer national guidance on the prescribing of home oxygen therapy for patients who smoke is being called for by respiratory nurses, as the...
European Restart a Heart Day
13 October 2015
16 October is European Restart a Heart Day, which aims to teach members of the public across Europe vital life-saving skills. This is the second year...
Floods destroy. Be prepared.
8 October 2015
One in six properties in England is at risk of flooding. This is only going to increase with a changing climate.