Nominated by Chief Larry Brassard who knows first hand the work she has done to promote a culture of respect, equity, inclusive and diversity in the fire service, FSWO is pleased to announce Tracey Jocque as the Diversity and Inclusion Award winner.
FSWO is pleased to grant this award to Fire Service Women Ontario member and firefighter Rose Terreberry of the Thorold Fire Department. Rose has been a volunteer firefighter at the Port Robinson station for over 22 years, and as described by District Chief Carl Pearson, “she has been the cornerstone of the station and the fabric of the community.”
Allison Vickerd puts her heart and soul into firefighting and is one of the most capable firefighters around. She doesn't stop at "good" – she always pushes to "great.” She not only helps out her brothers and sisters on the job, but she cares about her community and is always finding ways to educate and assist anyone who is in need.
Susan Jones was instrumental in ensuring an association for women in the fire service was created as on official not for profit organization and helped found Fire Service Women Ontario.
A leader, academic and chief, Deryn Rizzi has advocated for research on women in gendered professions such as the fire service.
Sue is a trailblazer on a number of fronts. She was one of the co-founders of Fire Service Women Ontario and Camp FFIT at the City of Ottawa.