06 Jul A 10 year plan

The London Fire Brigade has launched a new ten year plan to make it the most diverse and inclusive fire service in the United Kingdom.

Under the plan fire chief hope that a hardline approach to cutdown bullying and harrassment of staff will attract new recruits from a range of ethnic and cultural backgrounds  to be reflect the wide diversity of nationalities and cultures of the people living within the UK’s capital city.

The brigade currently employs 4785 firefighters and hopes with ten year to increase the number of women workers to 18 per cent, and increase of around 500 on top of the 328 currently and 25 per cent, or around 1196, from ethnic minorities.

Dr Fiona Twycross, chair of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Committee said the plan would be“shaping how we manage any form of discrimination causing our staff to feel they are not part of our team.

“We operate in one of the most diverse cities in the world, so it is absolutely imperative that our workforce reflects the communities we serve.”

http://www.london-fire.gov.uk/news/LatestNewsReleases_ten-year-plan-for-diversity.asp

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