SOUTH FULTON, Ga. — To show more inclusion, the City of South Fulton is dropping gender-specific titles for their public safety jobs.

The city council recently voted to limit the use of gender-related titles, such as policemen and firemen. Instead, they want to use the terms police officers and firefighters. The goal, they said, is to promote gender workplace diversity.

“We want to create a more inclusive environment for city employees and staff,” said Carmalitha Gumbs, who represents District 2 in South Fulton. She sponsored the legislation. 

“When we became a city, we inherited policies and procedures that included outdated and antiquated references regarding public safety personnel. It is important that we move the city in the right direction,” she added.

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