It's to fucking put out fires Poindexter!
As I said here in relation to policing, I couldn't give two hoots whether or not the local fire brigade is culturally and linguistically diverse. It's completely unimportant to what they do.
Which is to put out fires in often extremely dangerous and physically demanding circumstances. The only thing I want to know is that they are trained to do this and capable of doing it. Nothing else matters.
If that means we have a brigade composed only of women from Inner Mongolia, fine. I could not care less.
From Andrew Bolt:
Their job is to fight fires, not change society:
Can anyone be remotely surprised that most firefighters are male? Or, indeed, that most nurses are women? And can anyone honestly deny that firefighting often demands physical strength?
Only in Victoria.
Reader BG puts it better: