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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. 

Taking Scunthorpe youngsters to the ‘next level’ - Ongo taster course kicks off

31 May 2018

What does it take to become a firefighter? 16 youngsters from North Lincolnshire met at Scunthorpe Fire Station to find out.

Crossing the Humber the hard way - all for a good cause

30 May 2018

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Fire Fighters Charity, a Humberside Fire and Rescue Service team is planning to cross the Humber the hard...

144 holes in one day - ‘Fore’ firefighters to tackle the Longest Day Challenge

25 May 2018

The Macmillan Cancer Longest Day Challenge is a long established national golf event which raises much needed funds for such a worthy cause.

Derelict dangers in Grimsby - Council urges trespassers to stay away

24 May 2018

KEEP AWAY from dangerous derelict buildings, is the message from North East Lincolnshire Council as the half-term holiday approaches.

Dementia Action Week 2018 - ‘it’s not the end, it’s the start of a new beginning’

21 May 2018

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service are one of 11 leading organisations who have formed a partnership aimed at working together to improve the lives...

Public Notice - Humberside Fire Authority - Audit of Accounts 2017/18

8 May 2018


We are supporting Plastic Free Day on 8 May 2018

4 May 2018

Inspired by David Attenborough’s Blue Planet 2 on the BBC in 2017, Plastic Free Day is taking place on his birthday and aims to raise awareness of...

Podium places in Porto for our fittest firefighters

2 May 2018

A team of five Humberside firefighters have returned from a trip to Portugal with three individual medals and a fourth place overall in one of the...