This month, the Chief Fire Officers Association congratulated seven Fire and Rescue Services (FRS) for making the 2015 Stonewall Top 100 Gay-Friendly Workplaces.
The following FRS reached the top 100 list thanks to their commitment to Equality and Inclusion:
- Tyne and Wear
- Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Services
- Hertfordshire FRS
- Northumberland FRS
- Suffolk FRS
The CFOA press release said, "Extra special recognition goes to Cheshire and Tyne and Wear who came first and second respectively in the Top Emergency Services listing."
Stonewall was founded in in 1989 by a small group of women and men who had been active in the struggle against Section 28 of the Local Government Act. Since then, the organisation has established itself as a professional lobbying group that would prevent such attacks on lesbians, gay men and bisexual people from occurring again. Stonewall has subsequently put the case for equality on the mainstream political agenda.
Its list of Top 100 employers is finalised with the strongly benchmarked Workplace Equality Index. The list celebrates the efforts of leading organisations to develop and maintain a diverse workforce.
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See the full Stonewall list of the Top 100 Employers