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Celebrating International Women’s Day

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service is supporting International Women’s Day 2024, inspiring inclusion within the Service and across the communities we serve.

Friday, 8 March, marks International Women’s Day 2024, an annual event marked worldwide that celebrates the achievements of women.  

2024 is the 113th International Women’s Day (IWD) and the campaign has experienced over a century of history and change. IWD isn’t specific to a country, group or organisation. Instead, the campaign is a day of collective global activism and celebration that belongs to all those committed to forging women’s equality.  

The campaign theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is #InspireInclusion with a view to inspiring people to value women’s inclusion and to inspire women themselves to be included and empowered. 

Ahead of International Women’s Day, staff from across the Service spoke about what #InspireInclusion means to them:

Sue Press, Coaching and Succession Lead

“Encouraging a world (even my own small part of it) where the talent of women  
and girls are valued irrespective of background and identity. Embracing empowerment and inclusion of all.”  

– Sue, Coaching and Succession Lead 

“Nobody should ever be told they cannot or are not good enough to do something.
If you have the passion and desire, you can achieve anything.”  

– Chloe, Wholetime Firefighter Apprentice 

“I believe that it is our differences that make us stronger together, it’s important that we actively look for ways to
include others and to create a positive, diverse environment that brings out the best in each one another.”  

– Peter, Wholetime Firefighter Apprentice 

If you would like to find out more about joining our team, please visit our vacancies page to discover more about the Service and the roles we offer.

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service values the diversity of the communities we serve.  All are welcome here. Inclusion, diversity and equality are principles which guide our decisions and will be visible throughout the Service, and we will continually work to improve in these areas.  

We are committed to creating an inclusive culture of dignity and trust where everyone feels safe and comfortable to bring their whole self to work. Simply: The communities we serve are varied and diverse, we should be too. 

Visit our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion pages to find out more.