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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. 

Farmers urged to help prevent combine fires during harvest

27 August 2019

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service have been called to a significant number of crop fires recently. Most are believed to have been started...

Fire Service wins national award for its support for the military

27 August 2019

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service is to receive national recognition for its commitment to Britain’s Armed Forces.

Bank Holiday BBQs - ensure it’s only the sausages which burn!

23 August 2019

With the sunshine and warmer temperatures returning for the last Bank Holiday weekend of the summer, barbecues around the region will no doubt be...

Clean streets matter

15 August 2019

We have teamed up with Hull City Council Waste Management Department and Community Payback to help tackle litter and keep our streets in Hull tidy...

New welfare support vehicle for British Red Cross

6 August 2019

The British Red Cross has acquired a new welfare support vehicle which will be used to support those across the Humberside Fire and Rescue Service...

STATEMENT: field fire off South Sea Lane, Cleethorpes

5 August 2019

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) received multiple calls to a large fire in a field off South Sea Lane in Cleethorpes this evening.

Local residents donate lifesaving pet oxygen masks

2 August 2019

Local residents Jane Kinnear and Pam Campling this week donated twelve pet oxygen masks to Humberside Fire and Rescue Service.

Have your say on how we make you safe

1 August 2019

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