The Antarctic Fire Angels (AFA) was born at the Women in the Fire Service (WFS) Training and Development event in 2019.
Keynote speaker, Sophie Montange from the Army’s Ice Maiden team said that, “We wanted to show women what women are capable of.” This statement, along with Sophie’s infectious passion was the inspiration behind our whole expedition.
The plan was to take a team of female firefighters across Antarctica “To inspire women and girls to achieve their ambitions.” Throughout this journey the AFA team will share their reasons for taking on Antarctica and what they hope to achieve.
In October 2019, the AFA’s had their first team meeting and they were all determined to make this happen. By November 2019, the team went live and the journey has snowballed from there!
The AFA team are on their way to making history, all thanks to one team of women inspiring other women.
“Ordinary women doing extraordinary things.”