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LATEST FROM SWEDEN
Preparing to return to Sweden for the final conference on the exciting Fire Station for all Project to encourage the employment of women as firefighters (or Brandmen as the Swedish people call them).
My involvement with the Swedish Government led to the concept of a fire station for all and a report that started this project. I have been involved in all the conferences and in delivering the training programme for the whole Malmo fire service.
As the project ends this week in Malmo I will be contributing over the two days to the conference and a fuller report will be produced here.
We have carried out a series of workshops at the MSB conference on equality in Stockholm to explain our methodology for change.
Fitting-in has delivered a series of six workshops with Rescue South on their 'Fire Station for All' project - The last one was in November and we have spoken with almost all RSD employees. This work builds on the workshops and research that we did with RSYD in 2012.
Reference from Per Widlundh, Chief Fire Officer, Region South Fire and Rescue Service
Setting up the presentation that involves a focus on speaking out, or as R SYD now understand it 'Zero Tolerance'.
Their equality plan requires all staff to speak out if they witness any harassment or bullying!
Introducing the fitting-in toolbox to 40 watch managers and firefighters (brandmen).
The strategic management team working on a plan to deal with harassment.
Just back from Syd Fire and Rescue (RäddningstjänstenSyd) and in particular Lund fire station where the 'fire station for all' ("En brandstation för alla") project is one year old. An amazing start to a three year project to manage equality and the employment of women firefighters - or as they call them 'brandmän'. Spoke at their conference and at a seven venues across Sweden including Malmo and Karlstad fire stations, SMO and MSB.
Now constructing a paper for 'Fire' to document the important work at the fire station for all
Working with Gender, Rescue Service and Organisation" in association with Linköping University and the Swedish Fire Service (2010-14)
Brand May 2010 (powerpoint) Sweden's Annual 'Fire' Conference was put over entirely to equality issues. Fitting-in provided a keynote speech and held three back to back seminars on equality.
We were also instrumental in helping to develop and deliver the Programme for action - particularly the notion of a fire station for everyone the strategy for Sweden's policy on equality until 2014
The Swedish equivalent to the DCLG, the MSB have said: