Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service joins Stonewall Diversity Champions

9th March, 2009

I am delighted to announce that Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service, has joined Stonewall's Diversity Champions programme for employers.

Diversity Champions is Britain's good practice forum for Sexual Orientation issues in the workplace. We will be working with Stonewall Britain's leading gay equality organisation, and other members of the programme, to improve our working environment for our lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) staff and to have a workplace culture which allows our employees to be valued for themselves.

By joining Diversity Champions I hope we will send a strong signal to our LGB staff, providing reassurance that their contribution will be valued and their sexual orientation respected in a positive working environment. I also hope that our employees / the community we serve will see our firm commitment to equality as another positive step forward.

Alan Taylor,

Chief Fire Officer