Gender bias and stereotypes are pervasive, and the fire service is not exempt from media and cultural influences. To sustain our identity, which includes inclusion and acceptance, the fire service must welcome diversity and truly celebrate and include difference.
Participants will be able to develop and apply a common framework and language for genuine dialogue about sexism.
Participants will identify and illustrate the historical, political, and social contexts of systemic sexism.
Participants will be able to recognize the daily impact of sexism on individuals, fire departments, the fire service culture, and our communities to ensure that all can operate and thrive in an inclusive environment free of sexism