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Bridging the Gap: Partnering with the Philadelphia Fire Department



At the beginning of 2024, the Gay Officers Action League (GOAL) and the Philadelphia Fire Department partnered to enhance LGBTQIA+ cultural humility training for members of the Fire Department. This initiative emphasizes personal connections and storytelling to promote deeper understanding and empathy within the first responder community.


To humanize the LGBTQIA+ community, the Philadelphia Fire Department recorded interviews with GOAL members and their own staff. These stories highlight the experiences of LGBTQIA+ individuals and their allies, providing a personal perspective on the community's diversity.


This collaboration goes beyond standard training protocols, focusing on building human connections. By sharing these personal stories, the Philadelphia Fire Department aims to foster a more inclusive environment where empathy and understanding can thrive.




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