I am happy to help anyone at ESFRS. The Fire and Rescue Service is described as a family and I am pleased to be part of that. My late Father who was a leading firefighter for LFB London Fire Brigade.
I am a Bodhicarini and Sangha Authorized Dhamma Teacher in Theravada Buddhism.
I appear to be the 4th Buddhist Fire Chaplain in the world.
Sakyadhita International Association of Buddhist Women recognized me as the first female Buddhist Fire Chaplain in the world in 2014. I also serve as an SF&RS Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service Fire Chaplain and as the Chaplain for The Fire Fighters Charity at Jubilee House in Cumbria.
I am a full Member WFS UK Women in the Fire Service UK.
I served as Advisor on Interfaith and Multifaith to the CFOA Lead on Equality & Inclusion from 2012 - 2016. Faith and Fire developed from their work together and from MBC Manchester Buddhist Convention where Faith and Fire has led sessions.
Jacquetta and Nicky Thurston from ESFRS are members of the Faith and Fire Steering Group. The WCF World Congress of Faiths of which Jacquetta is a member supports Faith and Fire.
I spoke on Faith and Fire at Religious Freedom & Responsibility for Planet and People 2013 Conference in Horsham Sussex, and at the Building a Bridge Through Spiritual Friendship 2014 Conference of Buddhist Chaplains at Balliol College Oxford University.
I am involved with BEWES Buddhists Engaged with Emergency Services an informal group which facilitates contact between Buddhists (advisors, chaplains, mindfulness teachers, volunteers, etc.) working with, or who have worked with the emergency services and related organizations.
I am joint author with Venerable Dr Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Mahanayaka Thera Abhidhaja Maharatthaguru Aggamaha Pandita DLitt DLitt (1896-1998) of Introducing Buddhism; published in Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Taiwan, UK and USA.I am included in Burkes's Landed Gentry, Volume III, England's Northwest including Contemporary People of Distinction (2006) as a Contemporary Person of Distinction.
I am a member of the WCF World Congress of Faiths
Website : Bewes Buddhists Engaged With Emergency Services