F&E 2021 Progress Report

Executive Summary

1 March 2022

The Champions of Change Fire and Emergency Group includes 29 Members who lead some 180,000 employees and volunteers. Together with AFAC the Group have been collaborating on gender equality initiatives since 2017.

The Champions of Change Fire and Emergency 2021 Progress Report provides an update on their actions taken and outcomes achieved over the past 12 months, against the Group’s gender equality priorities. The report also presents the gender representation in their workforce, including frontline service delivery roles.

The Fire and Emergency Group are committed to the goals of gender equality, advancing more and diverse women into leadership and building professional, respectful and inclusive environments for all in the sector.

of Members organisation have initiatives in place to support employees experiencing, or supporting family/friends experiencing, domestic and family violence
of Members have policies or initiatives in place to enable flexible access to parental leave for all parents
achieved for women’s promotions overall across the Group

The actions we take now can shape the workforce we leave for the next generation. Frameworks and mindsets developed through our partnership with Champions of Change support us to build inclusive environments when working for and with diverse communities. 

Rob Webb

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