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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. 

Quiz night in aid of My Burns Club charity

21 January 2016

Staff at Humberside Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) raised £1500 for the My Burns Club charity by organising a staff quiz and curry night at the...

UPDATE: Crews withdrawn from Biowise incident

21 January 2016

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) can confirm that the fire at Biowise in Willerby was brought under control as of 08:58 on 20 January 2016 ....

UPDATE: fire at Willerby recycling plant

19 January 2016

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) were called to a fire at Biowise on Albion Lane, Willerby at 07.21hrs on 18 January 2016.

Marine Response teams flown out to stricken vessel

15 January 2016

The Fire and Rescue Marine Response Team (FRMR) was called into action this week when they were called to attend a fire on board a vessel in the...

Falls service ‘picked up’ by national health showcase

15 January 2016

Firefighters at East Hull are improving patient outcomes across the city with a pioneering new FIRST falls pick up service in association with NHS...

Make sure the ‘unsung heroes’ in your home haven’t lost their voice

14 January 2016

As part of a new Fire Kills campaign launched by Fire Minister Mike Penning, households are being asked to regularly test their smoke alarms to...

Have your say on Humberside Fire and Rescue Service’s efficiency options

11 January 2016

Members of the public are being invited to have their say on a range of operational efficiency options to help Humberside Fire and Rescue Service...