I am signing the Hate Free Norfolk Pledge both on behalf of NFRS and as an individual who is committed to making Norfolk Hate Free.
Hate incidents or hate crime can have a significant impact on victimsâ€™ lives. It can isolate and exclude individuals, cause tension and even conflict in the wider community. Hate hurts everyone.
People can experience hate because of an actual or perceived aspect of themselves, their appearance or lifestyle or because of who they associate with. This includes age, disability, cultural, ethnic, national or racial origin, gender, gender identity, religion and sexual orientation. This is just plain wrong!
You too can join me in working towards a Hate Free Norfolk by signing the Pledge. The Pledge is a set of seven commitments detailing the positive contributions that are needed to make Norfolk Hate Free. The contributions each of us make will be as individual as we are.
I would therefore urge each of you to consider backing the campaign by signing the Hate Free Norfolk Pledge. To find out how you can become involved go to the Hate Free Norfolk Website www.hatefreenorfolk.com.
Chief Fire Officer