Firemen (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-03-21
Session date: 
March 21, 2019
Reference: 
2019/6158
Question By: 
David Kurten
Organisation: 
Brexit Alliance Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Do you agree with your Fire Commissioner that ‘Fireman Sam’ is an example of everyday sexism which is harmful to women, and that he should therefore be renamed ‘Firefighter Sam’?

Answers

Firemen (2)

Firemen (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Yes. we learn about jobs when we are children. We role-play what we want to be and sadly children are still learning that firefighters are called men by using a job title that was dropped in the 1980s. I would like to see the character’s name brought up to date to help children understand that both men and women can become firefighters.  

Answer for Firemen (2)

Answer for Firemen (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Officers are drafting a response.