Fireman now firefighter

Staff Correspondent

27 January, 2021 12:00 AM printer

The name of ‘Fireman’ post under Fire Service and Civil Defense (FSCD) has changed to ‘Firefighter’.

The change was made after an order was issued on Sunday by the Home Ministry’s Security Service Division. From now on, everyone is requested by the Fire Service and Civil Defense to use the designation ‘Firefighter’ instead of ‘Fireman’ in all official work.

It may be mentioned that on January 20 in 2019 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed her opinion that the name of the post of ‘Fireman’ should be ‘Firefighter’ in order to eliminate gender inequality.

In light of that opinion of the Prime Minister, a proposal to change the name of the post of ‘Fireman’ was sent to the Security Service Division of the Ministry of Home Affairs from the Fire Service and Civil Defense.

After completing all the formalities, a final order was issued on January 24 by the Security Service Division of the Home Affairs Ministry.

 


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