FRNSW Staff networks

Fire and Rescue Inclusion Network for LGBTIQ+ Employees (FRINGE)

Established in 2016, the Fire and Rescue Inclusion Network for LGBTIQ+ Employees (FRINGE) is an employee led support network for LGBTIQ+ employees and allies.

The purpose of FRINGE is to provide a safe place to connect with LGBTIQ+ staff and allies and provide the Executive Leadership Team and Organisational Development and Leadership Unit with advice and/or feedback for improved cultural support and service delivery across FRNSW.

We are committed to increasing LGBTIQ+ visibility in FRNSW, especially in our regional communities. FRNSW have been present at Pride events in Newcastle and Tamworth, has marched in the Mardi Gras Parade since 2006, and had stalls at the Parramatta and Mardi Gras Fair Days.

FRNSW support LGBTIQ+ youth through celebrating high-profile events such as Wear It Purple, and this has strengthened our relationships with community and other emergency services.