Firemen (3)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-03-21
Session date: 
March 21, 2019
Reference: 
2019/6159
Question By: 
David Kurten
Organisation: 
Brexit Alliance Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What do you think of people who continue to use the word ‘fireman’?

Answers

Firemen (3)

Firemen (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I would ask them to respect the wishes of firefighters who have not been called ‘firemen’ for over 30 years and to consider the impact that the continued use of this outdated term has on reinforcing out of date perceptions and attracting men and women to become firefighters and keep our city safe.

Answer for Firemen (3)

Answer for Firemen (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Officers are drafting a response.