Supporting women in the Service

You might remember the story in the news of the four-year-old girl who wished she was a boy so she could be a firefighter. She’d only seen men as firefighters in the books she’d read and the programmes she’d watched.

Only 14% of our staff are female. We know this number needs to change. We want it to change.

We recognise that society sadly hasn’t always given everyone equal opportunities. But we’re committed to making sure the Service is always an inclusive, supportive workplace for women.

We want women to feel encouraged and empowered to join the Service, supported with their application, and throughout their time with us.

Three female firefighters beside an engine

Staff stories