It’s the first time West Yorkshire Fire (WYFRS) have held this event and so we’re keen to make this day standout for members and the audience who will be coming from other fire services up and down the country.
The themes will revolve around the recruitment and retention of good staff and developing a diverse workforce, engaging with minority groups and leadership and management.
A series of workshops will be put on allowing the audience to pick from a selection appropriate to their field.
This event is not about fighting fires but more on how our fire services need to embrace change and deliver a better service to all of the communities they serve.
This maybe a national event but we also want to try and tap into the potential of young people from our region by enlisting their help throughout the day with facilitation of the workshops, meeting and greeting guests, helping with IT and other general tasks.
Helpers will also get the chance to sit in on some of these workshops which will aid their own personal and professional development. All helpers will also receive recognition from AFSA in a small presentation ceremony and get a chance to network. We’d also
like to feature them in some publicity as well (if their parents/guardians) consent to it.
Volunteers need to be smartly dressed and would need to be on site from 9am. Transportation can be provided.
Volunteers will be briefed prior to the event and will be supported throughout the day and will be provided with food and refreshments.
Here is a bit more information and insight from Balvinder Singh Bains. Senior Fire Safety Inspector, West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service
For more information contact:
Balvinder Singh Bains. Senior Fire Safety Inspector, West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service on 0113 3875738 or 07557006144
Or Amerjeat Sarai, Enterprise Enablement Officer, Education, Employment & Skills Team on 01274 439554 or 07814 833431