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Updated 16th February 2017

Faith and Fire is an independent partnership between some FRS Fire and Rescue Services and faith communities to develop mutual respect. It also increases the awareness of faiths to FRS staff and volunteers.

Faith and Fire has found contacts from the following faiths:

Baha’i Faith, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Humanism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Paganism, Rastafarianism, Sikhism, Unitarianism and Zoroastrianism.

Faith and Fire has a Steering Group of Faith leaders, and Fire and Rescue Service personnel. The WCF World Congress of Faiths supports the work of Faith and Fire and is represented on the Steering Group.

HISTORY OF FAITH AND FIRE

Faith and Fire was founded in 2013 by Fire Officer Daryl Oprey (the then CFOA Chief Fire Officers Association Lead on Equality and Inclusion) and Jacquetta Gomes Bodhicarini Upasika Jayasili (his then Advisor on Interfaith and Multifaith). Faith and Fire developed from work undertaken in 2012 by Fire Officer Oprey and Jacquetta Gomes with BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada), Ketumati Buddhist Vihara Manchester, and MBC Manchester Buddhist Convention.

Fire Officer Daryl Oprey stated “With respect to the Fire Service involvement it is around us being a more inclusive, aware and conspicuous service not just about dealing with tragedy but preventing it. We treat everyone as members of society and appreciate that our service delivery needs to be shown as being adaptable and considerate of all faiths and cultures. It is not enough to believe that ‘one size fits all’.” _________________________________________________________________________

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The website is for general community information purposes only. In specific cases appropriate professional advice should always be taken.

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