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Firefighters and staff supporting Kent's LGBT Pride events

Firefighters and staff supporting Kent's LGBT Pride events

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5 June 2018

Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) will be taking part in four Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride events this summer, the first is this Saturday, 9 June in Canterbury.

A fire engine will ride in the parade alongside firefighters, staff and their families leaving the Marlowe Theatre forecourt, at 11.30am, through Canterbury High Street to the Dane John Gardens.

The day promises to be really good fun with live music, a selection of food and drink stalls and entertainment for all ages.

KFRS’ Director of Operations, Sean Bone-Knell said: “KFRS is proud to support its diverse communities and workforce. We’re looking forward to being part of the parade and will be sharing safety advice in Dane John Gardens, so please come and talk to us.

"It's also a great opportunity to find out about the range of job and apprenticeship opportunities with KFRS."

If you’re not in the Canterbury area this Saturday, why not come to one of the other Kent Pride events and show your support. You can pick up some safety tips at the same time.

  • Margate – Saturday 11 August

  • Folkestone – Saturday 18 August

  • Tunbridge Wells – Date to be confirmed

Sean ended: “Our firefighters and staff take great pride in what they do to help keep the people of Kent and Medway safe. We will be celebrating identity, showing our support for Pride and encouraging others to be proud of who they are and letting people know that we will be here if they need us.

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