To celebrate Black History Month this year, staff from our REACH (Race Equality and Cultural Heritage) network shared their own personal insights of what it means to be Black and work for Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service through a three-part video series Produced by our corporate communications team.
Watch Manager John Maddox and Firefighter Austin Cole spoke openly about their careers within the Fire Service, growing up in Liverpool, role models and their earliest experiences of racism. John and Austin also discussed inspiring the next generation of Fire Service personnel and the role of the REACH network in promoting inclusivity and diversity at MFRS.
A special screening of the videos took place at the MFRS Training and Development Academy on Thursday, 27 October with crews from Kirkdale, City Centre, Belle Valle and Heswell.
You can watch the three-part video on our YouTube channel: