This year’s Sheffield Pride event was well attended by staff from across the fire service.
We held a safety stall and handed out careers information at the main event in Endcliffe Park and also took part in the parade up Ecclesall Road.
The fire service takes an active part in LGBT events to promote its services, as there can be significant fire and community safety risks for LGBT people, which are often not understood. Fire safety risks are linked to older LGBT older people, drug and alcohol use, people with mental health needs, those experiencing social isolation and fire related Hate Crime.
Engagement with LGBT communities helps us to promote fire safety and encourage LGBT people to engage with us in the delivery of services and as a supportive and inclusive employer.