Watch this great video about Women in Fire in Virginia!
Women in Fire has been working with IAFC Volunteer Workforce Solutions on the creation of materials to assist with recruitment and retention. Download “Guide for Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Department.”
We’ve added a list of useful links to government resources during the pandemic.
This episode features Dr. Christina Baxter, CEO from Emergency Response Tips, LLC; Heidi Simon, Lieutenant from South Metro Fire Rescue in Colorado; and Ali Rothrock, Women in Fire trustee and CEO/lead instructor of On the Job and Off.
FDIC has been postponed. As our 2020 Leadership Conference was being held in conjunction with FDIC, it too has been postponed.
Class schedule and details on early bird conference prices attached.
Take part in a confidential online survey on perceptions around occupational cancer risk.
We’re now accepting class proposals for our September 2020 International Conference in Spokane, WA: “Committed to Change.”
Please review our Joint Anti-Harassment, Bullying, and Discrimination Statement.
Free for Members! Registration limited to 50 attendees.
During the past year, three women have been appointed to the role of Fire Chief and one the role of Chief Deputy around the state. All of these are firsts, making these women the highest-ranking female fire officials in each of the department’s history.
The International Association of Women in Fire & Emergency Services (iWomen) is now Women in Fire. This change is part of the organization’s strategic plan that has been in the works over the past year.
A new report, Emerging Health and Safety Issues among Women in the Fire Service, studies the critical health and safety issues of female firefighters and EMS responders.
As a Platinum sponsor, E-ONE will be hosting a Meet & Greet for iWomen Conference attendees. E-ONE is also providing funding to iWomen that will be used towards other projects during the 2019 calendar year.
Please visit the conference information page for links to online and downloadable registration forms.
The opening keynote speaker for the 2019 Leadership Conference, to be held in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Monday, April 8, in conjunction with FDIC International, is Battalion Chief Tiffanye S. Wesley.
The block of rooms for iWomen attendees is now open for our 2019 Conference. These rooms are on a first-come, first-served basis and will only be held through January 31st.
Submit your proposal to host the 2020 Biennial International Conference for the International Association of Women in Fire & Emergency Services by Dec. 31.
We had the opportunity to talk with 4 amazing women who are iWomen supporters and are also extremely knowledgable about the safety, care and research of PPE.
The application period for the second semester of National Fire Academy resident classes opened October 15. The application period closes December 15. The second semester includes those classes scheduled from April 1 – September 30, 2017. All information about courses, applications and suggestions for successful completion of the application can be found at the following…
We have just learned that Columbia Southern University will once again be a Gold Level sponsor of iWomen in 2017! We will be posting more information about their sponsorship soon!
Captain Troy J. Gibbs Retires from Alexandria Fire Department For Immediate Release: July 1, 2016 Fire Captain Troy Jennene Gibbs is retiring after 25 years of service to the City of Alexandria, effective July 1. Her career with AFD has been a series of milestones: Not only is Gibbs the first female firefighter in the…
If you missed our radio show last night, you can check it out here: iWomen Radio Show There is a lot of good information about promotional testing, and some great presenters!
Unfortunately, harassment does happen, and it is too often, and in too many scenarios. President Angie Hughes wrote a great article that was just published by Fire Engineering. Check it out at Harassment Doesn’t Happen in My Department.
Have you passed on a promotion opportunity because YOU didn’t feel you were ready? Have you had others ask you to apply, or why you didn’t apply? We have heard from many women in the fire service explain that unless they feel that they are completely prepared for the job – not just the process,…
The origins of the International Association of Women in Fire & Emergency Services (iWomen) date back to 1982 when several courageous women firefighters unified and created the group known as Women in the Fire Service, Inc. These women forged a path to provide education, support and advocacy for all fire service women joining the…
Firefighters remain a high-risk group for exposure to cancer-causing asbestos, despite a dramatic drop in its use recently that made those in the construction and other industries considerably safer. Asbestos materials were prevalent in building both commercial and residential structures throughout the 20th century, leaving firefighters vulnerable now when working in older buildings. Exposure to…
Host Billy Greenwood of FETC Services will be speaking with special guest Deb Pendergast, Director of New Hampshire Fire Academy, about firefighter stress and mental health. Please find the link here.
Sexual harassment and sexual assault are inconsistent with the values of the fire service and will not be tolerated. We must provide a culture that respects and protects ALL members. This needs to start now. We challenge all leaders to foster a climate of trust and respect. In addition we demand that any offenders of…
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 [email protected] with your camp details. Download Scott Safety Press Release.
Tampa 2 – 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…
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
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…
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…