MFRS celebrates International Women's Day with videos sharing personal experiences of female staff

To celebrate International Women's Day this year, female members of staff from across Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service shared their own personal experiences of being a woman and working in the Fire & Rescue Service in a series of six short videos produced by our Corporate Communication team, in partnership with our Gender Equality Network.

Group Manager Lauren Woodward, Fire Control Watch Manager Julie Edwards, Crew Manager Faith Gadsdon, Firefighter Rebecca Porter, Fire Control Operator Emma Reid and  Health & Safety/Assurance Technical Support Office Sophie Sanders spoke about the misconceptions people have about women in the fire service, their reasons for joining and the importance of promoting inclusivity and diversity.

You can watch the six 90-second videos below.

What do you hear people say about women in the fire service?

Why is celebrating International Women's Day important to you?

What are the benefits of a diverse workforce?

Why did you join the fire service?

What is your greatest achievement?

What advice would you give to your younger self?