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07-10-21

Lunch & Learn whenever it suits you

In 2021, the NFCC Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) project team introduced Lunch & Learn sessions; inviting a range of different speakers to talk about lived experiences across a host of topics, including neurodiversity, trans visibility in fire and rescue services, racial equality, techniques to avoid burnout and being part of the LGBT+ community.  

Based on feedback, these sessions, and those going forward, will now be available as a podcast, allowing everyone to access at a time and a place that suits them.   

NFCC EDI Project Manager, Aidan Bartley said: “The sharing of lived experience and learning among our fire and rescue services is a key focus for the NFCC in our building of an equal, diverse and inclusive sector.  

“Our Lunch & Learn speakers tell compelling stories and the obvious next step was to ensure that these sessions were accessible to everyone, at a time or a place to suit them."

All fire and rescue staff are encouraged to partake in the sessions, but particularly those working most closely with our communities.

 Aidan encourages: “Why not have a cuppa and listen with your Watch and see what discussion follows!” 

The podcasts can be accessed by clicking here. 

Should you have any recommendations of a Lunch & Learn speaker, or would like to put yourself forward to speak, please get in touch by emailing: implementationsupport@nationalfirechiefs.org.uk 

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