AFD Chief hopes to build trust, diversity through new LGBTQ liaison

Thursday, January 17, 2019

"Your sexual orientation has no impact on dragging a fire hose"

The Austin Fire Department has a new chief who is already shaking things up after just a month on the job. Chief Joel Baker will appoint the department's first-ever LGBTQ liaison -- a move he hopes will send a strong message of inclusivity in and outside the department. He hopes the position will help with outreach efforts and setting up joint initiatives with LGBTQ organizations and the community.

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