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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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Reducing the risk of chimney fires

27 January 2021

During the current lockdown and the recent cold spell, there has been a rise in chimney fires across our region. 

Two rescued from house fire in Clarence Avenue, Hull

24 January 2021

Statement regarding house fire on Clarence Avenue, Hull:

#ReadyWillingAble photos of our staff at work, including control room operator, firefighter training for RTCs

Supplying a positive contribution to our community during the pandemic

22 January 2021

A national inspection has praised the response by Humberside Fire and Rescue Service to the COVID-19 pandemic.An independent letter by Her...

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Our Equality and Inclusion Priorities 2021 to 2024

19 January 2021

Our Equality and Inclusion Priorities are very important to us as an organisation. We understand that the principles of equality and inclusion are...

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Weather warnings in place - be prepared for flooding

18 January 2021

Flood warnings have been issued across our region with heavy rain expected from midnight tonight.

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Lithium-ion battery fires costing the UK over £150 million per year

15 January 2021

Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are responsible for around 48% of all waste fires occurring in the UK each year, costing the UK economy some £158...

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Dispose of your waste responsibly - take a trip to the tip

8 January 2021

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service is reminding the public to visit their local tip with excessive garden waste and bulky household items to...

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Ensure your fire safety is on the right track for 2021

4 January 2021

Don't get the New Year off to a false start by not having smoke alarms in your home or not testing them regularly.