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Bronnie Mackintosh

Year of Award: 2015 Award State: New South Wales Community > Diversity
Emergency Services > Fire And Rescue
To promote and increase numbers of women and ethnically diverse people in Australian Fire Agencies - Japan, India, UK, Sweden, France, Canada, USA
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Recommendations

  • Development of a Government-directed national framework of recruitment targets
  • Make diversity targets KPIs and selection criteria for management and promotion
  • Use all three recruitment strategies in combination for sustained results
  • Data analytics and metrics to capture recruitment & retention information and understand barriers to equity
  • Lateral entry or merit promotion for Officers that recognise tertiary qualifications and external experience
  • Youth programs such as cadet programs, work experience & girls fire camps
  • Support groups that drive recruitment, community engagement & employee support
  • Visual representation of female firefighters in toys, books, videos, children’s television shows, cartoons 
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