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During the month of March, Humberside Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) will be celebrating Women’s History Month and International Women's Day with a special social media campaign.

The internationally celebrated Women’s History Month aims to highlight the contributions that women make to history, culture and society.

The campaign, which will also incorporate International Women’s Day on 8 March, will see different members of HFRS staff featured across its Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Instagram social media channels.

Among those featured will include the first female Full-Time Firefighter in HFRS, who joined the Service in 1994.

Jason Kirby, Temporary Director of People and Development said: “It’s really important, especially as a fire service, to promote campaigns such as Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day.

“Fire and Rescue Service workforces are predominantly male, especially in the uniformed part of the Service, and even though the gap is closing somewhat, there is still a way to go.

“As a Service we are committed to promoting gender equality and as such was the first Fire and Rescue Service to commit to the HeForShe movement, becoming the Global Fire Service Advocate in 2017.”

The social media campaign will champion contributions from operational and non-operational members of staff.