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Mira Leinonen at FDIC
27 Apr 2023

CTIF´s Mira Leinonen keynote speaker at FDIC: Together we are stronger!

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Mira Leinonen at FDIC 2023
Mira Leinonen at FDIC 2023

The Chair of CTIF´s Commission for Women in Fire & Rescue Services, Mira Leinonen, was a keynote speaker at the international firefighters´ conference FDIC this week.

The lecture topic on April 24, at the Women in Fire Conference in direct connection to FDI, covered the work of the CTIF Commission for Women in Fire & Rescue, and the impact the work of the commission has had, and continues to have, in the world.

"I gave an overview of what is happening with gender equality, diversity and inclusion in fire and rescue services worldwide",  Mira Leinonen says to CTIF News. 

There was a large delegation at FDIC to represent CTIF and related efforts to promote Women in Fire & Rescue. A delegation which also has strong ties with CTIF was the group from the Swedish Network for Women in Fire & Rescue, KIRTJ.se. 

 

Mira's tweet from FDIC 2023Mira tweeted from FDIC in Indianapolis earlier this week:

"Thank you for the keynote opportunity for @WomeninFireOrg and the @FDICevent

- We can see that there are plenty of topics in diversity, equity and inclusion that connects us worldwide. Together we are stronger!"

From CTIF: Amy Hanifan, Mona Hjortzberg and Mira Leinonen. 

From the KIRtj.se Board of Directors: Sylvia Friden, Therese Lagerkvist,  Lisa Dahlqvist and Mona Hjortzberg (Chair).

The CTIF Commission for Women in Fire & Rescue Services is one of the most active in CTIF and also one of the largest in terms of membership. 

Mira Leinonen graduated from Lappeenranta Technical University in 2006 with a master of science and from the Rescue College in 2010. She is a senior officer for a state administrative state agency in Southern Finland and is in charge of supervising eight fire departments. Leinonen is also a chairperson for a network for women in fire and rescue services in Finland. Since 2015, she has been a chairperson for the international association CTIF’s Women in Fire and Rescue Services commission. CTIF has 40 member countries worldwide.  

 

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CTIF Women in Fire & Rescue with friends at the FDIC sign by the fairgrounds.

 

Photos from the FDIC event in Indianapolis: 

 

Program for the FIEP conference on March 8

 

Commission Chair Mira Leinonen to speak in the United States in April

 

Mir Leinonen speaking at FDIC 2023For the international fire seminar in the US, FDIC, Mira will be speaking on Monday April 24th, between 8:00 am and 9:am local time. It will be a special section of the FDIC fair called the Women in Fire Sessions.  

 "I will be giving an overview of what is happening with gender equality, diversity and inclusion in fire and rescue services worldwide", says Mira Leinonen to CTIF News. 

Mira will be speaking at FDIC Fire Sessions. 

 

FDIC International offers thousands of Fire & Rescue professionals from around the world, quality world-class instructors, classrooms, workshops, H.O.T. Evolutions and the most innovative products and services available to the industry displayed by over 800 exhibiting companies. The FDIC experience is more than your traditional trade show it’s about the learning and sharing with your peers formally and informally through hallway conversations, developing life-long friendships, and recharging your passion for the industry. Simply, there is no other event like FDIC International and to experience it you have to attend.

 

About FDIC (From the official website):

FDIC International offers thousands of Fire & Rescue professionals from around the world, quality world-class instructors, classrooms, workshops, H.O.T. Evolutions and the most innovative products and services available to the industry displayed by over 800 exhibiting companies. The FDIC experience is more than your traditional trade show it’s about the learning and sharing with your peers formally and informally through hallway conversations, developing life-long friendships, and recharging your passion for the industry. Simply, there is no other event like FDIC International and to experience it you have to attend.

 

Screen shot from the women in fire conference