June marks Pride Month 2021 and here at the Charity we’re celebrating alongside the entire UK fire service family.
Whether you’re part of the LGBT community or not, there are events and celebrations happening right across the country that you can get involved with – and the fire service are marking the annual event in a number of ways too, including taster sessions, virtual events for staff and flags outside stations.
The Charity’s Director of Organisational Development and Corporate Services, Chris Goonan, says: “We continue to work to be an inclusive organisation where diversity is valued, everyone can be themselves and difference is acknowledged and respected. We support the principles of equity, diversity and belonging.”
Here’s how some of our Fire and Rescue Services across the UK are marking Pride Month:
Good evening folks 😊 Our Pride flags are flying high and proud at all our stations 🏳️🌈 to mark the start of Pride month and will continue to fly throughout June ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 Have a fab evening everyone!#Inclusive #Pride #LoveIsLove #FireFamily pic.twitter.com/boncDnaUjF
— County Durham & Darlington Fire & Rescue Service (@CDDFRS) June 1, 2021
🌈Today marks the start of #PrideMonth. We're working to ensure Surrey Fire and Rescue Service is a place where everyone can be themselves.
This photo is the superb work of Leatherhead Fire Station. pic.twitter.com/Q3cHEfwNeg
— Surrey Fire & Rescue Service (@SurreyFRS) June 1, 2021
To mark #PrideMonth we are hosting an LGBT+ on-call firefighter taster session – find out what it takes to start this exciting and rewarding career with us.
— Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service (@shropsfire) June 3, 2021
We want to make sure everyone knows they’re welcome and feels included in our Service. That’s why we’ll be celebrating Pride Month throughout June alongside our LGBTQ+ communities. 🏳️🌈 pic.twitter.com/OZTkVSYEwu
— Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (@RBFRSofficial) June 1, 2021
— Northumberland Fire & Rescue Service (@NlandFRS) June 3, 2021
Crew members from Ardrossan Community Fire Station proudly standing with colleagues from @AyrshirePolice and @CalMacFerries to show their support and commitment to PRIDE month and all that it stands for. #ArdrossanHarbour @SFRSEquality @Scotfire_ENSA @MrDerekFrew @farries_david pic.twitter.com/clSUIeSnxl
— Local Senior Officer for Ayrshire (@Ayrshire_LSO) June 7, 2021
— Kent Fire and Rescue Service (@kentfirerescue) June 2, 2021
During the month of June, we celebrate #LGBTQI+ in a number of different ways. Across the globe, events are held during this month to recognise the influence LGBTQI+ people have had around the world & to raise awareness of the injustice& inequalities which still exist in society. pic.twitter.com/7eeCMgGvGW
— Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service (@CornwallFRS) June 2, 2021
As its pride month we thought we would share some of our past pride photos @DWFireRescue #Pride2021 #PrideMonth2021 we hope to look forward to seeing our friends @Swindonwiltspri @BourneFreePride and of course @pride_salisbury pic.twitter.com/F1HY7kdsoO
— DWFirepride (@DWFirepride) June 1, 2021
— BBC Essex (@BBCEssex) June 2, 2021