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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. 

Lifestyle Challenge 2017

29 September 2017

The Lifestyle Challenge was set up by Humberside Police and is about building relationships with young people in communities.

#HeForShe - Humberside becomes the first fire service in the UK to be ‘counted in’

25 September 2017

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) held an event today to support the international campaign for HeForShe.

17.10hrs UPDATE: King George Dock, Hull

19 September 2017

Work continues at King George Dock in Hull to ensure the safe removal of hydrochloric acid from a storage tank following a reported leak late last...

Appointment of new Deputy Chief Fire Officer

15 September 2017

Humberside Fire Authority Appointments Committee are pleased to announce that following today’s selection process, they have recommended that Mr Phil...

Shortlist announced for Local Hero Award sponsored by Howdens Joinery

15 September 2017

The shortlist for this year’s Local Hero Award is now out and we need your help to find the winner! 


A breath of fresh air for pets as oxygen masks rolled out across stations

13 September 2017

As a nation of pet lovers, we’re ‘wagging our tails’ for pet oxygen masks. 

T’ai chi sessions - Humber Recovery College helping firefighters with physical and mental well being

13 September 2017

Humber NHS Foundation Trust has blazed a trail by giving mindfulness and t’ai chi classes to firefighters.

Business Safety Week 2017

11 September 2017

Are you a responsible employer keen to protect your employees, business premises and reputation?

“It’s the greatest gift you can give”

7 September 2017

One person could save or transform the lives of up to nine others – make sure you sign the register this Organ Donation Week, 4 – 10 September...