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Old 11-09-2019, 01:05 PM
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Unhappy News today







FIRE chiefs have banned much-loved children’s TV character Fireman Sam — for being a man.



Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue service has axed the 30-year-old favourite from promo material saying he is too male and puts off women from joining up.
Fireman Sam has been banned from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue service's promotional material as he's too male.

Graphic designer Joe Carter, 44, from Lincoln, said: “Fireman Sam works for the fire service and is called Sam. What else do they need to include?

“You wonder if our fire chiefs are operating in the real world.”

Fireman Sam has been a fixture of children’s TV since being created in the 1980s by two London firefighters.

The show now includes disabled and ethnic minority characters, while Penny Morris has long been part of his team in the Welsh village of Pontypandy.

But it has faced sexism claims, with a 2017 campaign to rename the show Firefighter Sam being backed by London mayor Sadiq Khan.

Now, Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue has become the first service to stop using him.

He will no longer feature in its ads and staff will be stopped from wearing Fireman Sam costumes. An email to stations read: “It does not reflect the inclusive nature of Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue.”

The county’s fire chief Les Britzman said firefighters and residents raised concerns Fireman Sam did not properly represent the service.

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

And it was backed by Richard Wright, Fire Brigades Union secretary for Lincolnshire, who insisted: “We are firefighters, not firemen.”



But the Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue service had a number of new applicants today for the new job.

Fireman Sam said.....



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Old 11-09-2019, 02:27 PM
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yep typical narrow minded political BS.
bob maybe timbo needs to have lady J apply for a job after all we can't allow them to discriminate against dolls.
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Old 11-09-2019, 02:30 PM
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Well said Carly's Guy


Who will be next?



This forum run by Bob himself

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Old 11-09-2019, 03:23 PM
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As your news reader I have to remain impartial

But feel for Fireman Sam, he is a great Guy and big loss to the Firemen of Wales, Fireman Sam is most welcome here on the forum and a star of Bomb at Gibbmodoll if I remember right

Good luck Sam, Lady-J

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Old 11-09-2019, 04:45 PM
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Old 11-09-2019, 04:57 PM
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Lady-J gets my support for Fireman Sam not to be sacked.
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Old 11-09-2019, 05:37 PM
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Sam should move to North Wales and get a fireman's job with Ivor the engine ..

silly me - he's used to putting them out not stocking them up



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Old 11-09-2019, 07:49 PM
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What a sad dreary world they must want to live in. We LOVE Fireman Sam; he must NOT be sacked!!! Where will it end? Post (person) Pat? Tom (Thomasina) and Geraldine??? Idiots.
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Old 12-09-2019, 08:44 PM
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Total PC boll##ks if you want my opinion.


Reinstate him as Firefighter Sam now.

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