Features Editor Lorna King reports on the long history and slow progress in the establishment of all-female fire crews around the world.
Driving through my hometown this morning I took the opportunity to peer into the cab of a fire appliance as it passed me going in the opposite direction. I was hoping to glimpse an example of what is about to unfold in this article; would that not be a great introduction to this story? But, alas, the unsuspecting crew of my scrutiny were all white males – not at all representative of what is becoming less of a ‘phenomenon’ and more of an increasing occurrence, not just in the UK, but on a global scale.
Read the full article on our digital issue, page 17-20.