The fire brigade in the Netherlands fulfills an important social function. It consists of 30,000 motivated firefighters, professionals and volunteers. That group of people is very homogeneously composed. It wants to be an open working environment in which everyone can be themselves. By participating in the boat parade, they recognize and support LGBTIs in their organization. They show all other employees and the Netherlands that they are part of the fire brigade organization and that they are proud of it. In the fire brigade you are a hero if you don’t fit in the standard picture! Therefore their slogan: Pink Red Heroes.

Photo Roze in Rood 2017