Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service (WFRS) along with a number of other agencies are taking part in Warwickshire Pride on Saturday 17 August 2019 in Leamington Spa.
Leamington Fire Station will have one of their trucks on display wrapped in Pride colours in support of the celebrations and will be amongst an exciting variety of activities and entertainment including fairground rides, live performances, food and drink stalls and much more.
Crews, staff and volunteers from across WFRS will also be sharing useful information on fire prevention as well as handing out freebies, promoting safe and well checks and celebrating the “on-call” recruitment campaign – encouraging people from all walks of life to consider becoming an on-call firefighter.
By taking part in Warwickshire Pride 2019, WFRS would like to celebrate with the LGBTQ+ community and show their support in promoting equality and diversity in Warwickshire, with the aim of eliminating all discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Talking about the event, Chief Fire Officer for Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service, Kieran Amos, said:
“We are proud to be supporting Warwickshire Pride 2019 and I would like to encourage everyone to come along to celebrate with us and to come and take a look at our very special Pride themed fire engine. Leamington Fire Station will also be flying the Pride flag throughout the weekend of the event to show their support for the LGBTQ+ community in Warwickshire.”
Councillor Andy Crump, Portfolio Holder for Fire and Rescue and Community Safety, said:
“We would like to encourage visitors to take as many pictures as possible of the celebrations to share across social media and help spread the message of equality and diversity across Warwickshire.
“We hope that by taking part in Warwickshire Pride, all LGBTQ+ members of our community feel included, safe and supported by WFRS.”
Join WFRS at Warwickshire Pride 2019, taking place on Saturday 17 August 2019 at the Pump Room Gardens, Leamington Spa, CV32 4AA. The event is free entry to all and is open from 11am to 6pm.