FSWO Launches Spring 2024 Membership Campaign for Ontario Fire Departments

Fire Service Women Ontario has launched a spring 2024 membership campaign. We are inviting all fire departments in Ontario to join us.

FSWO is dedicated to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion within the fire service. Since 2009, we have been working tirelessly to empower women in the fire service in Ontario, while also advocating for a gender-equitable workforce. Our mission aligns with the core values of many fire departments and we believe that by joining forces, we can further advance these important goals together that will benefit and support both men and women in the fire service.

By purchasing a membership with FSWO, your department will gain access to a wide range of benefits, including:

1. Training and Development Opportunities: Our membership grants access to valuable training programs and development opportunities, ensuring that your staff remains on the cutting edge of the newest advancements in the field.

2. Networking: Connect with first responders from across North America, fostering relationships and sharing best practices with peers in the industry.

3. Advocacy for Gender Equity: Support our efforts to create a more inclusive and diverse fire service, where all individuals have equal opportunities for success.

4. Mentorship: Take advantage of mentorship opportunities within our organization, providing guidance and support to aspiring firefighters within your department.

Additionally, your department's membership directly supports our annual training symposium, a unique event in Ontario that offers hands-on training, classroom sessions, and inspiring keynote speakers. This symposium provides an unparalleled opportunity for professional development and networking, and we would be thrilled to have your department participate in this year's event.

This popular training event is open to everyone regardless of gender, rank or division. As a FSWO member including hotel and event registration, you can expect to pay around $1100 per member for three full days of training. Save the date for the next FSWO Training Symposium at Hamilton Fire Department, November 7-9, 2024 and budget accordingly to send your members.

As leaders in the fire service, it is essential that we work together to promote equity and inclusion within our departments. By purchasing a membership with FSWO, you are not only investing in the future of your department but also contributing to the advancement of the fire service as a whole. We offer a variety of affordable group membership packages ranging from $275-$800/year to accommodate any number of members you wish.

Please reach out to us at registrar@fswo.ca if you have any questions regarding membership.