The London Fire Brigade (LFB) has celebrated what could be its first-ever all-female crew in a picture that was uploaded to their social media pages.
Station Officer Louisa De Silvo, Firefighter Nicole Moult, Firefighter Lauren Williams, Firefighter Nikki Upton and Firefighter Emily Butler made up the all-female crew on shift at Chelsea Fire Station last Sunday.
Louisa, Nikki and Emily are stationed at Chelsea, while Nicole and Lauren were dispatched to join them on standby from Deptford and Dockhead fire stations respectively.
It was Nikki’s first-ever all-female fire engine in her ten years career.
A spokesperson for the London Fire Brigade said:
‘We’ve come along way since the first operational woman firefighter in London in 1982, but an all-female crew is still incredibly rare.
‘We will continue to challenge the notion that firefighting is a male-only role and promote how rewarding the career is for all.
‘All young women should feel that this is a viable job. You CAN be what you CAN see!’
The post has attracted over 7k ‘likes’ and has been shared over 2k times.
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