ABSTRACT

Emerging Health and Safety Issues Among Women in the Fire Service   [open pdf - 3MB]

From the Introduction: "For over 200 years, women have been firefighting in the United States. Stories of individual women serving in the 19th and early 20th centuries eventually grew to all-female volunteer fire companies in the 1910s. World War II led to an influx of women filling the needs of the volunteer fire service as existing male firefighters left to serve in the war. After the war, women began getting paid for their firefighting work, but it was not until the mid-1970s that women entered into career fire suppression roles. It was around this time that women began to integrate more into local fire departments and work alongside their male peers. African-American women also became career firefighters in the 1970s (Floren, 2007)."

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Date:
2019-03
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Public Domain
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U.S. Fire Administration: https://www.usfa.fema.gov/
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pdf
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