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.


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