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A Seminar on Engaging Ethnic Minority Businesses

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service in partnership with CFOA Northwest Protection Task Group and the Asian Fire Service Association hosting a seminar on engaging with minority ethnic business owners.  The seminar is on the 17th September 2015 at Aintree Racecourse – Merseyside.


In the afternoon there will be a series of workshops for which we need your help.  If you have some good practices of work and engaging with minority ethnic businesses and would like to share those in the workshops can you please let me know.


The themes of the workshops are


  1. Understanding the nature of Black & Minority Ethnic Businesses and their attitude and approach to fire safety risks
  2. How to break down language barriers and build better relationships with Black & Minority Ethnic businesses.
  3. How to support Business Safety Legislation
  4. Learning lessons from other sectors

please contact : for further details

AFSA in a Word

Charity Walk – London Bridges

Manjit and Pavinder have organised the annual  Charity London Bridge walk to take place on Saturday 22nd August 2015 more details to follow.


All those who are interested please contact either Manjit or Pav asap so they can get an idea of numbers. Parvinder’s email address below:

The team will depart for Delhi in late September 2015. Pav will be keeping a diary and picture log of events and training, this will be posted on the London Fire Brigade Website and Hotwire page as well as Pavs and AFSA Facebook page.









AFSA AGM & Development Day 2015

AFSA Development Day 2015

Building Community Wellbeing and Cohesion Through Safety & Prevention.

View our Flyer: AFSA CONF FLYER 05.2015

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.





Fashion show 2013

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…