UK's first hijabi firefighter: ‘Firefighters don’t look like me’

A woman who is believed to be the UK’s first hijab-wearing active firefighter has said the job still gets stereotyped.

Uroosa Arshid, 27, from Aspley, Nottingham, said: “A lot of people do still stereotype firefighters, so when they see people like me they are very shocked and confused.”

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