London is UK's top gay-friendly fire and rescue service.(News)

London Fire Brigade is the top gay friendly fire and rescue service in the UK in a national showcase compiled by campaigning organisation Stonewall.

Stonewall's 2006 Workplace Equality Index celebrates the 100 most gay-friendly employers in the UK, based on a wide range of criteria. These include effective engagement with lesbian and gay staff and service users. At 30th place on Stonewall's Index, London Fire Brigade joins an elite group of organisations that includes blue chip FTSE 100 companies, government departments and local authorities.

London Fire Brigade has proactively sought to increase firefighter recruitment from the gay and lesbian community by advertising campaigns throughout the year in the gay press and has held a recruitment open day targeted at the gay and lesbian community. …

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