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Female Firefighters

For all Female Firefighters to come share their stories.

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Comment by Yvonne Anderson on October 2, 2014 at 3:02pm

I am new to this site and want to say hi to all of you.

Comment by Karen A Brown on April 9, 2013 at 1:00am

Here is the link to a facebook page that I created for female firefighters. I believe that there is still a lot of unspoken animosity that exists from male FF's and have run into it in so many ways. I don't understand why women themselves seem to make the point for the men that if you are a woman and you are pretty and or sexy than you can put on bunker gear and have your picture taken with your bikini top showing but if your fat and ugly than you better stay out of the fire service altogether because women still do not belong there...For one thing..All women have the same rights that men do to work any job or profession that they choose to. Women can be great Firefighters and that has been proven over and over again.

This page has been created as an awareness tool for all women and not just FF's. Over time it seems that people tend to forget the lessons that others learned and the battles others fought so that all of us in this country of the USA, would have equal rights. One of the most important things we as women owe to ourselves and to our daughters and grand daughters is to ensure that women will never lose ground on their rights of equality with men.

The long and the short of what I am saying here is that Women have the right to be anything they desire to be but if we, as the young women's role models, continue to allow society to accept, and at times condone, derogatory treatment of any kind from men and sometime women as well, then we will have no one but ourselves to complain to when it happens to us. We will have no ground to stand on when our daughters are treated with disrespect and dishonor. We need to take a strong stand now because as it has been said, "If we don't stand for something now, we will fall for anything later on"

Please come and take a look at this facebook page. Anyone who wants to can freely comment and post. I welcome men and women from anywhere to say what they think. Thanks for reading this. Your Friend....Karen Brown


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Comment by mallory riss on October 15, 2012 at 1:36am

Hi, I am starting a blog for female firefighters and I would LOVE some feedback for the blog. Tips, advice from anyone or women in the area who are willing to meet up- from firefighters or people pursuing the career. ANYTHING would be appreciated. Thank you so much. If you like it, feel free to pass i along.

Just as a side not, I am not sponsored by anyone or supported by anyone, its just me writing the blog. No profit or anything. I just want to help. 


Thanks again 

Comment by Laci Knight on February 24, 2012 at 4:49pm

Just wanted to say Helllo!!!

Comment by T Clark on February 20, 2012 at 11:53am
Hi ladies,
I'm new to the site but so far I enjoy the what I've read. I think I may have a lil bit different story...
I will be 40yrs old next month and I am looking forward to the day I am able to wear a firefighters badge. Illinois has an age restriction of 35 for full time FF but no age for part time and what I have decided to do to make myself more marketable is enroll in an EMT program and after that I will enter a fire academy that I will pay for myself. So, I'm looking at being FF/EMT-B ready at the end of 2012.

My family and friends think I'm nuts but that's ok, my guy supports it 100% and he's a Police Officer (he would like it if I were a PO like him). I would be the ONLY FF in my family which would be cool. I am also the only Veteran in my family so being the ONLY "something" doesn't bother me.

I have 3 children and two of them are girls so I enjoy being their role model. I could have chosen this path sooner if I'd known other women who did it or at least seen there were women out here doing it.

It may be harder because of my age but I am DETERMINED!
Thanks for this group.
Comment by mallory riss on March 14, 2011 at 1:26am
I am trying to get in to the Orange county Fire Department in California. I have not yet been to the academy but am preparing for it. Any advise from anyone on how I can prepare, other than working out? ANYTHING would be helpful! I know it is hard for women and so I really want to kick ass. You can e-mail me at MTMRISS@HOTMAIL.COM THANK YOU!!!
Comment by Alison Aprhys on March 10, 2011 at 4:12pm
Good point Charley.
Like you I dont care how 'beautiful' the ff backing me up on the hose or running the pump is as long as they know their job and do it.
Comment by Charley Cashen on March 10, 2011 at 4:01pm
Well, Allison, you ask a pretty broad question about something we naturally do in the fire service. "do we judge"? Yes, we do, we all look at who's behind us or outside coming in to get us if we need help. I think that's very natural.Male or female, we judge on whether or not we trust who we see in that role. As far as treating each other badly? I think it's part of our unhealthy, dysfunctional culture that we do that. For what they're worth those were my brief two cents
Comment by Alison Aprhys on March 10, 2011 at 2:33pm
Wrong? Right? WRONG!
It's not about if female FF know about beauty - of course we do and and we know it comes in many forms not barbie-doll shallowness. This is about women behaving badly to each other. Do we judge our firefighting friends, colleagues and peers on the size of their body, amount of wrinkes or hair colour or do on the size of their heart, imtelligence, courage and kindness?

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