Asian Fire Service Association (AFSA).(News)

A new FRS association has told FIRE its objectives:

ASFA will work in partnership with the Fire and Rescue Services to build and realise the value of diversity, respectfulness and inclusiveness.

How we will achieve this

To achieve this aim, AFSA is open to all and is primarily concerned with aspects which effect Asian staff and the Asian community, which the Fire and Rescue Services serve. AFSA's objectives are to:

* Provide support and informal mentoring to members;

* Work in partnership to advance safety issues to all sections of the community;

* Support and facilitate inter-faith working and community interaction;

* Identify and eliminate barriers to employment, promotion and retention;

* Identify potential barriers within FRS' policies and procedures, and advise and challenge where there are inequities;

* Improve everyone's understanding of different cultures, values and lifestyles;

* Promote and build awareness of AFSA to achieve these aims and objectives;

* Work with other support groups and stakeholders for joined up working where relevant and to share best practice. …

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