Lincolnshire Emergency Services will parade at Lincoln Pride

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Lincolnshire Emergency Services will parade at Pride in Lincoln this weekend.

Police, Fire and Rescue and East Midlands Ambulance (EMA) will parade at Pride on Saturday 20 August.

Chief Detective Inspector Rachael Cox of Lincolnshire Police said: ‘Pride is a time for a collective of people to come together and feel safe in the company of other people from the same community, it there’s something about the atmosphere that brings people together to celebrate who they are.

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“We have a number of officers and employees who identify with the LGBT+ community and who are comfortable being visible and representative at such events.

“Parading and identifying ourselves as police officers, whether as LGBT+ or allies, allows us to demonstrate what Lincolnshire Police stand for.”

Helen Tooley, Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Divisional Commander added: “As with many community events in the county, Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue will be on hand to speak to residents and visitors about fire safety and careers within the service.

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“As an inclusive employer, we want our firefighters to reflect the communities we serve, so come talk to us throughout the day on Tentercroft Street!”

Caroline Scott, President of the EMA LGBT+ Network, said: “It is important that we attend as many events as possible, so that we can show our wider communities that emergency services are accessible to everyone who needs them. from us in an emergency.

“All of our patients will be treated with kindness, respect and dignity, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.”

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Lincoln Pride will take place at the Tentercroft parking lot from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.



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