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September 30, 2021

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Women in Fire Safety Awards

Inaugural Women in Fire Safety Awards taking place this November – Apollo announced as headline sponsor

New to 2021, the Women in Fire Safety Awards have been set up to honour the outstanding achievements and contributions of women within the fire safety community. 

The awards will take place on 4th November, and are being supported by industry names such as the Institute of Fire Safety Managers (IFSM), Fire Protection Association (FPA) and the Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP). Apollo Fire Detectors has also been announced as the headline sponsor for the event.

Chloe Vickery, Co-Founder of the Women in Fire Safety Awards (WIFS), says the awards aim to “highlight the amazing roles women already have in the industry and strive to inspire the next generation to see the Fire Safety for the important and amazing career opportunity it is”.

Kate Blake, Co-Founder of WIFS, added: “The Women In Fire Safety Awards was created to honour the outstanding achievements and contributions of Women within the fire safety community. Women in Fire Safety strives to level out the historical gender imbalance in a male dominated industry and pave the way for progression.

“There are eight awards to be presented on the night with the focus of the event being empowering women. Women in Fire Safety is also currently filming an educational video showcasing women working in the varied jobs to be used in schools and companies to give more career awareness.”

Judging the nominees are industry experts, including IFSM Chairman David White FIFSM (Life) MIFireE, MIIRSM LCGI, and John Briggs, Commercial Director at the Fire Protection Association.

Wendy Osborne, Director of Talent and Culture at Apollo Fire Detectors says: “At Apollo Fire Detectors we recognise the value of a diverse workforce for sustained future success. Promoting females and addressing gender underrepresentation, in a typically male dominated industry to help achieve a diverse and inclusive culture, is a key component of Apollo’s People Strategic Initiative. So, we are extremely thrilled to be involved, and sponsor these awards.”

“As with the Women in Fire Safety Awards, we actively encourage women in other industries, and the next female generation to seek a career in fire safety by highlighting how varied, inclusive and rewarding the industry really is. We’re very excited about the awareness the event will raise.”

More information on the event can be found here. 

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