As a department, it is a priority that we transform our culture to be more diverse, inclusive and respectful.
Having a diverse and inclusive workforce ensures the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service’s (QFES) is representative of the community it serves and understands their service delivery needs.
This is reinforced by the QFES Statement of Cultural Intent, released by the Commissioner QFES.
The statement outlines what to expect from us as a department, our interactions with each other and the community. It ensures we align our actions and behaviours with our core values and that we work as one department, respecting and embracing differences in thought, background, skills, expertise and perspectives, to deliver safe and resilient communities.
In conjunction with the release of the Statement of Cultural Intent, the department is developing a number of policies and strategies that will work towards the desired outcomes, including; Cultural Transformation Strategy, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Workforce Engagement and Communication Strategy, which promotes and supports a safe workplace.
By championing a culture of inclusion and welcoming a diversity of opinion and perspective, we ensure we are sustainable into the future as a department.
Australasian Fire and Emergency Services Authorities Council (AFAC) – Statement on Workforce Diversity
As Commissioner QFES I commend the release by AFAC of a joint Statement on Workforce Diversity. The statement further reinforces the commitment of QFES, along with other member agencies, in striving to create and maintain a more diverse and inclusive industry.
AFAC Statement on Workforce Diversity