SA's fire services celebrate diversity with Pride

The Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) and Country Fire Service (CFS) recently joined the state’s emergency services in celebrating diversity at Adelaide’s Pride March.

MFS, CFS, South Australia Police (SAPOL) and SA Ambulance Service (SAAS) personnel marched together through city streets on Saturday, 11 November.

It was the first time the CFS entered a group in the march and the second time for the MFS, after first participating in 2016.

MFS Chief Officer Greg Crossman said he enjoyed leading the MFS team in the march.

“Up to 40 MFS firefighters, staff, family members and United Firefighters Union (UFU) representatives joined other emergency services personnel and the public to celebrate diversity.”

“We participate not only to recognise the diversity within our own workforce and sector, but also within the community we protect and serve,” MFS Chief Officer Crossman said.

CFS Chief Officer, Greg Nettleton said it was the first time CFS participated in the Pride March.

“We are pleased to join our emergency services colleagues in celebrating the LGTBQI community.”

“CFS is proud to be supporting diversity throughout our professional volunteer ranks,” CFS Chief Officer Nettleton said.

MFS and CFS firefighters and staff gathered in Light Square prior to the march, which proceeded through Morphett Street to Gouger Street before ending in Victoria Square.

MFS and CFS fire appliances (trucks) accompanied SAPOL and SAAS vehicles, while personnel from each agency marched on foot nearby.

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