Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service celebrating Pride online - The Leamington Observer

Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service celebrating Pride online

Laura Kearns 14th Aug, 2020   0

WARWICKSHIRE Fire and Rescue Service is celebrating Warwickshire Pride online this year.

The emergency service last year wrapped one of its engines in rainbow colours with the words ‘Fire doesn’t discriminate and neither do we’ and took the vehicle to the Warwickshire Pride festival.

But due to the pandemic crews are this year taking their support online and will host a series of free webinars from Monday (August 17) enabling conversation about how the fire service can improve for the LGBTQ community.

They will based around topics including inclusion, trans awareness and hate crime.

Chief fire officer Kieran Amos said: “Although we’re having to celebrate Pride a bit differently this year, we still wanted to be able to celebrate with the LGBTQ community and show our support in promoting equality and diversity within WFRS and across Warwickshire.

“We want to learn from the LGBTQ community with the aim of eliminating all discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity.

“Whether you are part of the community or you would like to learn more about how you can support, I would like to encourage everyone to sign up to a webinar so that we can all listen and learn together.”

Visit www.eventbrite.co.uk and search ‘lgbt virtual pride events’ to book tickets.


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