Find a summary of the 2 days produced by an AFSA Volunteer Jagtar Malhi. Please kindly distrubute across your organisation and region. A comprehensive report is being produced and will be available by the end of July.
AFSA first charity fashion show was held in Manchester organised by the North West Region at the Saffron Banqueting Restaurant in September.
The Fashion show raised the profile on collaborative working with Asian Businesses in the NW region. the monies raised were or the Firefighters Charity and the Punjab Project, raising over £3,000. The event included using Fire Service personnel to be involved in the fashion show as well as showcasing the firefighters uniform over the decades.
The show ended on a high with the traditional AFSA dinner and dance, and left a legacy for more to come…
The Service will attempt to break the Guinness World Record of the ‘largest naan bread’ in order to raise money for charity and support the local community at the Eastleigh Mela on 6 July 2014.
The aim is to cook a naan bread at least 3 metres by 1.2 metres. The current record measured 2.89 metres by 1 metre and weighed 9.5 kg (20lb 15oz) as recorded in the Guiness World Records.
Cooking the giant naan is only possible because of the expertise of the USAR guys who have worked really hard to build a special giant oven.
The Eastleigh Mela will take place on Sunday 6 July 2014 (11am – 6pm) at Leigh Road Recreation Ground in Eastleigh.
Dave Curry says: “We have a great tradition of raising money for charity and it is always brilliant to see our staff supporting these events. It’s really exciting to be working with our local restaurants and the Mela to attempt to break a world record”.
HFRS practised making the giant naan ahead of the big day – here’s the result
The record breaking event, sponsored by Serco, will raise money for The Fire Fighters Charity, the Water Wells Project and Hampshire Hurricanes.
Badi Mirchi restaurant and Sanjha restaurant both say they are proud to be a part of this event. It is an individual commitment and a group effort to attempt to make the largest naan in the world.
If anyone would like to support us by volunteering at this event please contact Dalvinder Rai on 07789 650944 or Steve Foye on 02380 626852.
Our Executive Meeting are held quarterly throughout the year, hosted by corporate members. All our meetings are open to all members to attend. our core Executive team must attend at least 50 percent of the meetings for the year, executive team contacts are listed on the home page.
This years National Conference is to be held at Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service. Over the years AFSA has gone from strength to strength with the support from over 32 Fire and Rescue Services
The AFSA National conference is held annually between October to November, the format of the two day conference includes a mixture of plenary sessions with leading speakers and inter active workshops.
Day 1 comprises of:
Welcome by the Host Brigade
Key note Speech by the Fire Minister (if available)
4 Plenary Session s
Lunch & Networking
Further 2 plenary’s
Q& A panel
On the evening of Day 1 in collaboration with the Brigade AFSA host an Gala Charity Dinner which includes a celebration of Success through the year, including cultural entertainment and dinner / Dance!
Day 2 has a similar format to Day one ending with a summary and close of the Conference
The AGM and the development Day is held annually in May. The AGM and Development day is a two day event, Day 1 comprises of:
Lunch and Networking
Evening Charity Gala
Day 2 is a development for all Fire and Rescue Service staff that have requested in the year to develop on a variety of subjects and needs. The development is chosen by the Host Brigade and the AFSA executive Team