This is a subject that tends to get peoples feathers ruffled. I personaly do not have a prob with women in the fire service. I know many women, that could out work a man, and have out worked me. The sad part is there are still a lot of men that think other wise, and that is a shame.
A wise male Chief once said to me (a female Chief) "I have a HUGE problem with female fire fighters, I have NO problem what's so ever with fire fighters who happen to be female!" I think that pretty much summarizes it for me, and I couldn't agree more.
we have a few ladies on our deptarment and they do the same job as the men firefighters. it don't matter what sex you are when the alarm sounds. it's a job that you enjoy doing most of the time. you are there to help people when they need you.