SAVE FIREMAN SAM Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue mascot

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Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service has dropped its Fireman Sam mascot based on the popular TV character to stop people from feeling “excluded”.

Lincolnshire’s chief fire officer Les Britzman said: “Firefighters nationally and residents locally have raised some concerns that ‘Fireman Sam’ doesn’t reflect the fire service today, in terms of both the job itself and our workforce.

THEY SAY.......“It’s important to us that our open days and community events don’t make anyone feel excluded and therefore we took this decision.

“We always make sure that we include plenty of activities and other ways to engage children and adults, to help them learn more about fire safety and a firefighter’s role.

I feel Fireman ”Sam is a great mascot and a lot of children will miss him as would my Grand children...  

SAVE FIREMAN SAM ...Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service Mascot