Hello Ladies,
My name is Crystal Joyner and I am a very proud wife of a firemen(steve). I am asking all of you for a huge favor. I am currently writing a research paper for my women and sociology classes for my degree. I am writing my paper on women and the discrimation that they recive when they are in male dominated roles (i.e. firefighting) any opinions on how you feel either that you have been or being discrimated against would be fantastic. Any conversation that you share with me will be held in confindence and will be cited in my work cited page. If you could please email me your thoughts and advice to my personal email joyfuljoyners@yahoo.com or if you would like my school email cjoyner8@ivytech.edu
Also if you would please let me know what is the first intial of your first name and your full last name is. What department that you work for and how long you have been a firefighter that would be great! Also if you want to included any other info about yourself would only make for a better paper. If you would like I can send you my prof. email address and phone number.

Thank you so much in advance!
Crystal Joyner
Proud wife of firefighter 593 Steve
Hicksville Ohio Fire Department

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Although i didn't have any problem's with anyone i worked with, after consolidating with the county, a shoulder injury while still with the City became a problem. It triggered an underlying skull deformity causing swelling & herniation of the brain. They initially terminated employment during Union Negotiations. They later changed it to dismissed for non disciplinary measures. The Union did nothing but tell me to sue since the County had offered $12,500 that was countered with 2 year's off to recouperate, Insurance paid for 2 year's, & guaranteed job security. They answered after being terminated. The answer was no. The Union had negotiated a deal earlier in the year with a department in our local for a firefighter that had cancer. He was able to return to work.
there were problems in the beginning but once you prove yourself i think its fine now.
There was a major study on women in the fire service on every topic. Did you see this?
Hello Crystal,

My name is Kim and I have been on my fire dept for 1 year and it is mostly men. They do not show any difference at all with me or the other female that is on our dept. We get treated just like one of the guys. I understand that this may not be the way it is on some depts but mine in awesome. I belong to Perry TWP in south point ohio. If you need anymore information I would be pleased to help you out. just let me know
Please check out this Amazing Website for your research. http://www.i-women.org/ Also, their article Archive here: http://www.i-women.org/archive_articles.php?osCsid=70c59558bfc51f43... and the original document that I printed for my Daughter when she went into the Fire Service. "Many Women Strong" A Handbook for Women Firefighters. http://www.i-women.org/images/pdf-files/fa-195.pdf Another great reference is: "Many Faces One Purpose" http://www.i-women.org/images/pdf-files/fa-196.pdf These can be found on the Info Packet page along with several other great articles.
Good luck with your research and Stay Safe!
David Barlow
Chief of Training
Landis Fire Department
Fire Chief
Concord High School
Fire Academy

You need to talk to a woman named Ali Warren. She wrote a book called 'Where Hope Lives' on her experiences as a firefighter, starting at the age of 16. She had a rough time of it, but has done so much to overcome it all.


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