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Be The Hero: Get to Know Regina Wilson's Story

Regina Wilson was only the 12th African-American woman to join the FDNY when she entered the force in 1999. During the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001, she w... Read More »

FDNY Swears in First Openly Gay, First Female Chaplain

The New York Fire Department is a historically homogeneous force: until 1977, the department banned women from service. And when women like Brenda Ber... Read More »

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Good News, Bad News for FDNY Women?

Information about women firefighters in the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) invariably has a kind of "good news, bad news" quality to it. In 198... Read More »