Fire Service Women BC
The vision of FSWBC is to build a supportive and inclusive fire service that benefits all.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Laura is an Assistant Fire Chief with Creston Fire Rescue Service. She started her fire service career in 1998 as a Paid-On-Call, moving up through the ranks and was the first female Captain in Creston Fire Rescue’s history. During the P-O-C years, she worked a few different jobs, like Crusher Operator in a gravel pit, Administrator for the Business Development Office and lastly, Executive Director for a Non-Profit that ran the Woman’s Shelter, Outreach Centre Camp, and Licensed Childcare Facility. In 2019 I was hired full-time as Assistant Chief, the first Female Chief Officer for the Creston Valley. I have completed numerous disciplines in fire ground operations, a Certificate in Fire Service Leadership from Dalhousie University, Incident Command 400, NFPA Fire Officer’s accreditation and Blue Card Hazard Zone Incident Commander and sectors of Emergency Management. I am currently initiating the start of Camp Ignite – Kootenay Division to run annually in July. I look forward to working with all the fantastic women here and supporting our sisters and brothers throughout.