How are we making our Fire and Rescue Service accessible to all communities in Merseyside?

Firefighters at MFRA are approximately 91% Male and 9% Female.  The percentage of women has risen by 3.4% since 2016, while approximately 5.2% our firefighters are Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) which is a 1.5% increase since 2016.  To enable MFRS to reflect the diverse communities we serve we are running regular inclusive recruitment campaigns which includes:

  • Building long term relationships with key stakeholders
  • Have a go days
  • Facilitating workshops aimed at targeted groups
  • Use of existing internal stakeholders and networks
  • Reviewing recruitment and selection materials and tools
  • Using social media platforms
  • Collaborating with other Fire and Rescue Services in the North West and Emergency Services on Merseyside
  • Attending School/College/University careers events

We also ensure that our services our accessible to everyone by: