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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. 

Firefighter experience delivered to local school

28 March 2019

Members of East Hull White Watch and Safer Roads Humber visited Burstwick Primary School recently to deliver a Firefighter experience.

Training by the Trent - Scunthorpe crews carry out exercise at power station

26 March 2019

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

Car cleaning in aid of The Fire Fighters Charity

25 March 2019

Fire stations across the Service have been busy cleaning cars as part of a national charity campaign for The Fire Fighters Charity.


Ten consecutive years of achieving the Customer Service Excellence Award

20 March 2019

Originally achieved in 2009, the Award is re-certified on an annual basis subject to passing a compliance audit. On 13 and 14 February 2019,...

Have your say on the former East Hull Fire Station

18 March 2019

Members of the public are invited to have their say at our consultation event around the former East Hull Fire Station on Southcoates Lane. The fire...

Fire Authority approves changes in response to automatic alarms

15 March 2019

At a meeting of the Humberside Fire Authority on Friday 15 March, Members approved a new response policy for Automatic Fire Alarms (AFAs). 


Red Nose Day 2019

14 March 2019

Members of Humberside Fire and Rescue Service staff raised £172.00 for Red Nose Day.

Photos of staff at HQ

Supporting The Red Box Project

14 March 2019

Humberside Fire and Rescue, Humberside Police and Fit Mums donate approximately 300 sanitary items in aid of The Red Box Project.

firefighters helmet

Kirton-in-Lindsey to hold open day

7 March 2019

Kirton-in-Lindsey fire station will be holding an open day on 6 April from 10am to 2pm.

The Fire Fighters Charity clothing bank

Driffield announced in top recycling championships

1 March 2019

Driffield fire station achieved a top spot in The Fire Fighters Charity Bag it and Bank it Recycling Champions 2019 list.