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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. 

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How agencies around the Humber are lining up together to tackle Covid-19

31 March 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact all of our lives, thousands of ‘key workers’ across the Humber region are working tirelessly around...

Your business and Covid-19: how to maintain appropriate fire safety

31 March 2020

The coronavirus situation continues to present increased challenges for all businesses. 

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Online reporting for group gatherings and arson text line

27 March 2020

Two ways to report which will keep frontline 999 services for more significant incidents.

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Stay at home to protect your loved ones

23 March 2020

Leaders from across the Humber region are urging residents to heed Government advice to stay at home in order to protect our loved ones.

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Seven steps to safer homes

23 March 2020

Home working, self-isolating and social distancing...phrases very few of us have ever used before! This is the world of COVID-19 or...

COVID-19: keeping staff and public safe

18 March 2020

As the Coronavirus situation develops, Humberside Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) is taking all necessary measures to ensure it continues to provide...

Latest from East Riding Council - Sunday 08 March

8 March 2020

Humberside Fire and Rescue, East Riding Council, Environment Agency and other partners are responding to an ongoing flooding incident in Snaith and...

Important information for residents affected by flooding

4 March 2020

A week on from the overtopping of the River Aire and the subsequent flooding of various communities in East Yorkshire, many questions have been asked...