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Women affected by 'inward looking' firefighting culture

Jan 16, 2020 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

FEMALE firefighters are being bullied by colleagues and not treated with "enough humanity" in a toxic culture present in some services across England, a report has warned.

Female officers were reduced to tears and described feeling "inadequate" in relation to their male colleagues, according to inspectors who surveyed them as part of the first State of Fire and Rescue report.

The inspectors yesterday told of how a fear of "intimidation" was voiced by female firefighters who "wrongly"...