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JFRS to host International Women's Day event

05 March 2020

A female firefighter
Jersey Fire and Rescue Service (JFRS) is hosting a ‘Give it a go’ Taster Session, as part of International Women’s Day, for Islanders to come down and see what it takes to be a firefighter. 

Women will be able to come down to the Fire Station at Rouge Bouillon on Sunday 8 March from 10:00-13:00 for a fun and interactive morning, and will be able to take part in various tasks from ladder climbing and crawling through tunnels, to trying out a casualty drag and sliding down the pole! 

Crew Commander, Georgina Hopkins commented: “For me, it’s the best job in the world. You never know what’s coming next and there are lots of different jobs available within the service. I have gained a wealth of knowledge since joining, and I want to share my enthusiasm, knowledge and experience with other women.”  

Station Commander, Larry Vibert added: “We want Jersey to have a diverse team of firefighters, reflecting gender, race, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity that reflects the island that we serve. Fire doesn’t discriminate, and neither does the Jersey Fire and Rescue Service.

"If you think you have what it takes to be a future firefighter and are interested in a career in the service, or just want to come by and have a chat – then we would love to welcome you on Sunday.” 

There will also be female representatives from the States of Jersey Police, Jersey Ambulance Service, Jersey Prison Service and Jersey Customs and Immigration, who will all be on hand to talk to about their roles and responsibilities in their respective service

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