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 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.
If you missed the live show, you can still listen in to the recorded copy. Host Candice McDonald, iWomen Trustee, talked to several guests about their thoughts on mentoring, and how it helped them to succeed in the fire service and in their personal lives.
Rescue Air Systems and iWomen announced a new partnership that will help the organization continue to advance its advocacy, education and training programs.
Fire Service leaders have the difficult task of gathering information and data from a variety of sources in an effort to insure the safety of the their communities and their firefighters.
In August of 2016, iWomen partnered with the United States Fire Administration to complete a Study on the Emerging Issues of Women in the Fire Service.
For 2017, we are co-locating with the world’s largest fire service event — FDIC!
iWomen members – this is a great opportunity to study at John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health with five focus areas, including Environmental Challenges. The tie into fire could be challenging but if you are interested you can reach out to Dr. Gielen and identify yourself as an iWomen member. Please keep us posted if…
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…
A wonderful opportunity awaits women fire officers who are aspiring to become a fire chief in the near future and for new women fire chiefs. For the fifth year, the IAFC received a grant from the Motorola Solutions Foundation (MSF) to fund another year of the Fire Service Executive Development Institute (FSEDI). FSEDI is a…
Would your department want to be the hosting city for our next International Conference? Now is the time to put your proposal together! The RFP for locations has been published and will be open until December 30th, 2016. 2018 International Conference RFP
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…
The International Association of Women in Fire and Emergency Services is deeply saddened by the passing of our sister, Nicole Mittendorff. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and fellow firefighters in Fairfax County, Virginia during this difficult time. Nicole’s death adds to the rapidly climbing number of suicides in the fire service. Firefighter…
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…
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.
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.