Firefighter Recruitment (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-03-22
Session date: 
March 22, 2017
Reference: 
2017/1727
Question By: 
David Kurten
Organisation: 
UKIP
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What steps are you taking to increase the number of men being recruited as firefighters to 2012 levels?

Answer

Answer for Firefighter Recruitment (2)

Answer for Firefighter Recruitment (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

There were relatively few firefighters recruited in 2012, both women and men, as a result of the recruitment freeze introduced in 2012.

The London Fire Brigade (LFB) is currently taking steps to increase the numbers of both women and male firefighter recruits.

The LFB's firefighter recruitment campaigns remain open to all eligible applicants but, with the number of women firefighters still only accounting for just under 7 per cent of the operational workforce, LFB is taking proactive steps to encourage more women to apply to become firefighters as part of its commitment to recruiting, retaining, developing and promoting a diverse workforce.