Pride Cymru’s Big Weekend 2023 is Wales’s biggest celebration of equality and diversity and hosts over 50,000 people in the Welsh capital.
This year, the two day event takes place on 17 and 18 June 2023.
At South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, we are passionate about making everyone in our communities safer, being an employer that reflects all the people we serve and treating both the public and our staff with dignity and respect.
Therefore, we are proud to be taking part in this year’s Pride Cymru parade, where members of staff, volunteers, family and friends will be marching to celebrate and embrace genuine equality and diversity.
More information can be found on the Pride Cymru website.
With a number of activities and celebrations taking place over the weekend, the safety of our communities is important to us.
We urge members of the public to keep safety in mind while celebrating and urge them not to become distracted or complacent.
That’s why we’ve compiled our top tips for keeping you safe while enjoying the weekend.
To ensure everyone can enjoy Pride Cymru safely, there will be a number of road closures in place leading up to and during the event. You can find out more HERE.
Be prepared and plan your journeys in advance to avoid disappointment.
Keep emergency service vehicle access in mind.
Never drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol and remember, if you have been drinking alcohol, you could still be over the legal limit the next day.
Stay aware and familiarise yourself with the Fatal 5.
Injuries and accidents can occur under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
Being distracted or falling asleep while cooking are both major contributors to domestic fires, but adding a few drinks into the mix could be a recipe for disaster, putting your home, loved ones and yourself at risk.
We know it’s distressing when you’re waiting for help, but abusing emergency service workers is not the answer. We are here to help you, and can’t do that if you attack us. The safety of our crews comes first and if it becomes compromised, might have no choice but to leave a scene.
If you need assistance from us or our emergency service colleagues, please respect us and Work With Us, Not Against Us.
If you’re celebrating near water or the coastline, be SAFE:
In an emergency, dial 999 and ask for the Fire and Rescue Service if inland or the Coastguard at the coast.
For more advice and guidance, please visit our Water Safety Page.
To help prevent a fire within your home, stay alert while cooking and NEVER leaving cooking unattended.
More safety advice can be found on our Cooking Safety Page.
We recognise that the communities we serve are rich and varied and we are dedicated to meeting different needs. One of the best ways for us to do this is to ensure that the very best people, from our diverse communities, are working for us.
You can see a full list of our opportunities on our Latest Vacancies Page.
All documentation is available in both Welsh and English and we welcome communication in either language and applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated any less favourably.
For more advice and guidance, please reach out to our Recruitment Team…
Phone: 01443 232200
Our Strategic Equality Plan for 2020/2023, sets out our strategic equality outcomes for the next five years.
The outcomes you will read about in this document will be built into all that we do, with every corporate action we take related to one
outcome or more.
If you want to have a look at how we did in 2020/21 in meeting our requirements under the Equality Act (2010) and the Wales Specific Duties, please read our Annual Equality Report 2020-2021.