Pressure is now being brought to bear on fire brigades to ensure that each appliance attending an emergency has at least one woman onboard. A prat, sorry spokesman, from the Local Government Association, Anthony Duggan, made the following statement:
"The fire service needs to be representative of the area it serves.
"It is important that the fire service attracts more women and ethnic minorities so that it can work more effectively in partnership with local authorities and other organisations to meet the needs of local people."
Wrong Anthony. I think you'll find that people want to have fires put out and their loved ones saved from danger or death, we don't actually give a toss about the make up of those attending an emergency, just so long as they can do their job. If that means an all black female crew in a majority white area who cares. I'm just gateful that they have the bottle to join the service in the first place.