8 March 2023
The annual report from the Champions of Change Fire and Emergency Group shows sustained progress in women’s representation across the fire and emergency sector over the past five years.
The Champions of Change Fire and Emergency 2022 Progress Report, released today, provides transparency and accountability for the individual and collective actions taken by Member organisations to accelerate gender equality, and includes case studies on growing the talent pool and fostering safe and inclusive workplace cultures.
A five-year view on women’s representation
The Group has been focused on growing the talent pool with 95.8% of Member organisations having systems and structures in place to address bias and ensure equality in their recruitment and promotion processes.
Overall, women’s representation across the sector has increased:
In frontline service delivery roles, there has been some progress in women’s representation, however there are also areas of decline which will remain areas of focus and priority for the Group.
“We still have work to do to ensure we are harnessing the enormous talent and experience that women bring to our organisations and creating workplaces where they feel they belong,” says Convenor of the Champions of Change Fire and Emergency Group, Kristen Hilton