2014 Safety and HealthWeek: Train Like You Fight! The 2014 International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week will be held June 15-21. Check out the pages of this web site for tools, resources, and planning materials to help you and your department have a successful event and focus on health, safety, and training all year long. Read more…
iWomen Receives Scott Safety Foundation Grant: Grant to support services and assist in the recruitment of new and existing female firefighters. iWomen is compiling a list of all Fire Camps held around the world. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your camp details. Read more…
Tampa2 - Recognizing Progress, Committing to the Future for Firefighter Health and Safety: On March 10, 2014, the NFFF invited top leaders in the fire service to TAMPA2 - Building for the Future – 10 years later: to reaffirm our commitment to the Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives and to identify the future direction of LODD prevention efforts and to help nurture the development of a new generation of fire service leaders. iWomen was represented by Secretary Susan Tamme and Eastern Trustee Angie Hughes. Read more…
iWomen’s 2014 International Conference: Thank you to all of the attendees, speakers, sponsors, and presenters for contributing to the success and excitement generated in Tucson. Check back soon for pictures and updates.
Taking action Against Cancer in the Fire Service. Sponsored on behalf of firefighter safety, health and survival by Honeywell First Responder Products. In late April 2013, the Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN) invited a small group of experts to Indianapolis to develop a white paper on cancer in the fire service. Download the FCSN report here.
State of Women in the Fire Service Video. Video produced by Answering the Call by Baltimore County, MD Fire Department. Battalion Chief Utz discusses with Fire Lieutenant Angela Hughes the growing presence and importance of women in today’s modern Fire Service. Click to view video then select Oct 8, 2013 segment.
Female fire leaders speak on mentoring, challenges with Fire Chief’s Senior Editor Mary Rose Roberts. Learn from female firefighters in leadership positions about how they were first introduced to the fire service as well as the challenges faced during their career. Female chief officers, captains and lieutenants discuss with Senior Editor Mary Rose Roberts their experiences, including how family and the love of serving others affected their decision to join the fire service. They also discuss how they in turn mentor young people to get involved in the service and follow in their footsteps. View the video here.
Visual representations of female fire fighters by Dr. Merilyn Childs… This presentation was designed to share visual representations of females in relationship to fire and fire fighting with female fire fighters attending WAFA 2012. The formal stuff: Dr Merilyn Childs, A/Prof of Higher Education, Charles Sturt University. Presentation to the WAFA Conference 2012 - 'Achieving Success: Courage and Confidence Under Fire’ 26 - 28 July 2012, Hotel Grand Chancellor , Adelaide. The "NSWFB" referred to on slide 2, is the New South Wales Fire Brigades, Australia. View presentation.