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Female Lincoln Firefighter Alleges Captain Abandoned Crew in Fire in Retaliation

When her team followed him in the warehouse, she said, Mahler suddenly walked away and left them "without communication, assignment or direction on how or where to proceed."

Orange County Fire Authority’s First Female Pilot Files Discrimination Lawsuit

Lawsuit alleges that since Horton joined the Orange County agency from Cal Fire in 2019, she was subject to "unfair scrutiny by the male pilots, crew chiefs and helicopter technicians."

Ohio Fire Department Hires its First Female Firefighter

Carcell, a 2016 graduate of Geneva High School, said she learned a lot in the explorer program.

San Francisco Assistant Chief Sues City Over Discrimination, “Good Old Boys” Club

"A culture of corruption, sexism, homophobia and sexism prevalent" within the fire department,"

Denver Pays $100,000 to Female Firefighter Recorded While Changing

Investigators found one video of the woman changing on the device's memory card, along with still images.

Washington Fire Department Experiences First All-Female Shift

While there aren't as many women in the fire service as there are men, Wilbur and Azure said they have been made to feel at home in District 6.

Audit Finds Chicago Fire Department Needs Stronger Harassment, Discrimination Polices

26 of the 45 females in the Chicago Fire Department reported experiencing sexual harassment.

South Bend Female Firefighters Call Out History of Sexual Harassment

Female South Bend firefighters demand that the mayor address the culture of harassment and discrimination.

Florida Crew Shows Peer Support is Crucial for Women Firefighters

“It was heart-wrenching to hear another woman say, ‘She doesn’t belong in a firehouse. It must be a girl who needs attention,’”
Daytona Beach Fire Department

Daytona Beach’s First Black Female Firefighter to be Honored

Alicia Shepard never set out to be a trailblazer. She has just always wanted to fight fires and help people.


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