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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. 

A few beers and you could end up in the drink

28 June 2019

As the UK looks set to have high temperatures this weekend, Humberside Fire and Rescue Service is reminding the public that cooling off in rivers,...

Fire Station Open Days

27 June 2019

A number of our Fire Stations will be holding open days this year. 

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service provides a good service to its local community

20 June 2019

The independent report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) was released today and Humberside Fire...

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service Launch New UAV Streaming Solution

18 June 2019

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service is one of the first fire and rescue services in the UK to introduce a new streaming solution enabling situational...

Cakes aplenty for Alzheimer’s Society Cupcake Day

17 June 2019

Members of Humberside Fire and Rescue (HFRS) staff took part in the Alzheimer’s Society Cupcake Day on Thursday 13 June to help raise vital funds...

Whirlpool told to recall dryers in ‘unprecedented’ government move

13 June 2019

Whirlpool is likely to be served with a recall notice by the government for unmodified tumble dryers. 

High rise safety

13 June 2019

As the second anniversary approaches of the tragedy at Grenfell Tower in London, Humberside Fire and Rescue Service is reminding residents of what to...

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service use three words to find a person’s exact location

13 June 2019

The ‘what3words’ service is being used to help Humberside Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) to find a person’s exact location in an emergency...


Humberside Fire and Rescue Service and Howdens Joinery feature in a national video

12 June 2019

A video, commissioned by the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC), documents the partnership between Humberside Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) and...

Your heart matters

10 June 2019

Book your screening now. Our Public Safety team has organised free heart screenings with Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) for those aged 14 to 35...

A celebration of family and pride at our Full-Time Firefighter Passing Out Parade

7 June 2019

A wonderful day as families, friends and colleagues attend the latest Full-Time Firefighter recruits Passing Out Parade at Humberside Fire and Rescue...