Where’s the fire?

This is somewhat puzzling.

I don’t get it. Why is the London fire department, or Fire Service as it’s called over there, giving LGBT+ workshops? Why is the Fire Service doing that any more than grocers or bus drivers or bankers or plumbers would?

Lots of people asked about that.

https://twitter.com/ZerenaMoose/status/1142389718480539654

Abby Crawford never answered the question, that I saw.

I’m all for equality, and even equalities, but I don’t see what that has to do with sending someone from the Fire Service into schools to do LGBT+ workshops. I just cannot see the connection. Maybe surgeons should be turning up at the Fire Service to give electrical engineering workshops?

The Fire Service has an equality and diversity page.

Equality, diversity and inclusion are fundamentals at London Fire Brigade – and long have been. We’re one of the most diverse cities in the world, and we value the contribution that every community makes to London.

We exist for our communities, and we’re proud to celebrate and support the diversity of London as an inclusive team that represents the city we serve.

That all seems entirely sensible and useful. Fire fighters have to burst into people’s houses, perform rescues, get all up in their business in every way. It seems fine to have community outreach and internal advice on inclusiveness. But how they get from that to doing LGBT+ workshops in schools is beyond me.

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