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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. 

Yorkshire Water issues advice to minimise risk of frozen pipes

28 February 2018

Cold snaps can cause water in supply pipes to freeze which could then leave homes in the area without water. When the water freezes it expands and...

Threat of severe cold weather and snow will put elderly and vulnerable at increased risk

26 February 2018

With the immediate threat of severe weather for this region, it is timely to remind people to not only ensure they are ready for the cold spell, but...

Praise for Grimsby crews after man rescued from Willingham Street house fire

25 February 2018

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service were called to a property in Willingham Street in Grimsby at 21.21hrs on Monday 19 February. Three engines from...

Council Tax precept 2018-19

16 February 2018

Humberside Fire Authority has agreed to increase the Council Tax precept by 2.95% for 2018-19.

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service supports ‘Register my appliance’ for a safer home

15 February 2018

Only 36% of consumers register all of their large domestic appliances – leaving thousands off the radar if a recall is required.

Exercise Phoenix - crews take part in multi-agency exercise at Keadby Power Station

14 February 2018

Two engines from Scunthorpe attended an exercise at Keadby Power Station on the bank of the River Trent today.

Paraffin based skin creams - keep away from fire if using these products

12 February 2018

Skin products containing paraffin based ingredients are highly flammable. Items exposed to these products can easily catch fire.

Don’t let hot hobs harm half term! Safety advice for the upcoming break

7 February 2018

During the February half term, many children across Hull, East Riding and Northern Lincolnshire will no doubt be spending more time in the...