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Females still make up less than 10% of the U.S. fire service

 

Last updated 3/13/2020 at 4:23am



QUINCY, Mass. – Recent media coverage has highlighted women assuming leadership positions in the fire service as well as filling rank and file roles, but the number of female firefighters in the United States remains relatively low, according to the U.S. Fire Department Profile released by the National Fire Protection Association.

The news comes at a time when The Los Angeles Times reported that one of the nation’s largest fire departments will fall short of their 2020 female hiring goal; the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that women have surpassed the number of men working in A...



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