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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.
Proposed Fire and Rescue Services inspection programme and framework 2018/19
20 December 2017
In July 2017, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary’s remit was extended to include inspections of Fire and Rescue Services in England, and was...
Inside Immingham - the complete 14 week recruits blog
18 December 2017
Our 20 newest recruits began their wholetime firefighter course at Immingham West Training Centre on 4 September 2017. Over the 14 weeks which...
‘High hose’ - realistic training exercise in disused Grimsby tower block
15 December 2017
Humberside Fire and Rescue Service have been carrying out exercises at Albion House in Grimsby over recent days to test their emergency response to...
Bransholme residents reassured by multi-agency day of action
13 December 2017
Crime prevention activity and safe and well visits are taking place today in the Leadhills Way and Whisperwood Way area of Bransholme, Hull. This...
“Let’s get ready to rumble!” - fire vs police in annual boxing event
12 December 2017
The gloves are off (actually on) for the annual Fire v Police tear up at Walton Street Club in Hull which takes place on Thursday...
A perfect ten - Howdens Joinery new recruits passing out parade
8 December 2017
Ten more retained (On-Call) recruits passed out today to take the total for the week to fifty.
Class of 2017 - wholetime recruits pass out with pride
7 December 2017
Just a day after their on-call counterparts, Humberside Fire and Rescue Service welcomed its 20 newest wholetime firefighters into the fold.
Silver axes and chocolate spaniels: On-call firefighters passing out parade
6 December 2017
It was a proud day for families and friends who braved the cold to see their loved ones at Humberside Fire and Rescue Service's on-call firefighters...
‘Last Christmas I gave you my art’ - end of an era for East Hull windows
4 December 2017
Since the 1950s, East Hull Fire Station on Southcoates Lane has displayed colourful cartoon characters in its windows to spread festive cheer to...
#DontDrinkandDrown - backing the RLSS UK campaign to prevent drownings
4 December 2017
Christmas is meant to be a special time to share with loved ones, but for the family of Ross Irwin, it will be a tragic reminder of their loss.