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Equality & Diversity
...framework and plan
Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service is committed to the requirements of the Fire and Rescue Equality and Diversity Strategy 2008-2013 as well as the Fire Service Equality Improvement Framework. We are currently at the "Achieving" level of the Equality Improvement Framework and aspire to reach the highest level of "Excellent" by 2013.
Our vision is to make life safer and we need to reduce risk in all our communities. We are committed to providing services which are tailored to specific needs. To improve our services, to communicate effectively and to reduce the number of incidents, we need to be open and accessible for everyone. Part of achieving this is to make sure that our workforce reflects that same range of people who live in our commnunities and to be always ready to respond to others professionally and with respect and understanding.
The Corporate Equality Plan (CEP) supports our aim to develop a workforce that is ready and able to understand and serve the needs of our communities. It replaces all three equality schemes for race, disability and gender and incorporates our provisions for all other equality strands - sexual orientation, religion or belief, age and transgender. The CEP is a realistic action plan for each and every member of the Service to follow, to turn words into actions.