iWomen’s 2014 International Conference Registration is Now Open. Conference to be held February 26 -28, 2014, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Tucson – Reid Park in Tucson, AZ. Stay tuned for presentations and hotel reservation information.
Taking action Against Cancer in the Fire Service. Sponsored on behalf of firefighter safety, health and survival by Honeywell First Responder Products. In late April 2013, the Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN) invited a small group of experts to Indianapolis to develop a white paper on cancer in the fire service. Download the FCSN report here.
State of Women in the Fire Service Video. Video produced by Answering the Call by Baltimore County, MD Fire Department. Battalion Chief Utz discusses with Fire Lieutenant Angela Hughes the growing presence and importance of women in today’s modern Fire Service. Click to view video then select Oct 8, 2013 segment.
Female fire leaders speak on mentoring, challenges with Fire Chief’s Senior Editor Mary Rose Roberts. Learn from female firefighters in leadership positions about how they were first introduced to the fire service as well as the challenges faced during their career. Female chief officers, captains and lieutenants discuss with Senior Editor Mary Rose Roberts their experiences, including how family and the love of serving others affected their decision to join the fire service. They also discuss how they in turn mentor young people to get involved in the service and follow in their footsteps. View the video here.
Visual representations of female fire fighters by Dr. Merilyn Childs… This presentation was designed to share visual representations of females in relationship to fire and fire fighting with female fire fighters attending WAFA 2012. The formal stuff: Dr Merilyn Childs, A/Prof of Higher Education, Charles Sturt University. Presentation to the WAFA Conference 2012 - 'Achieving Success: Courage and Confidence Under Fire’ 26 - 28 July 2012, Hotel Grand Chancellor , Adelaide. The "NSWFB" referred to on slide 2, is the New South Wales Fire Brigades, Australia. View presentation
NIOSH Fire Fighter Cancer Study Update… Click to Download NIOSH 2013 Winter newsletter. NIOSH Fire Fighter Cancer Study Update. A Study of Cancer among United States Fire Fighters was launched in 2010 as a multi-year study to examine whether fire fighters have a higher risk of cancer and other causes of death due to job exposures. Their study was designed to address limitations of previous fire fighter cancer research. Read more
The Health of Women in the US Fire Service… Despite statements from national fire service organizations, including the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) and the International Association of Fire.. Read more
Women Firefighters Celebrate Game Changing Victory Won 30 Years Ago. In September 1982, forty-two women were ordered hired as New York City firefighters after Federal District Judge Charles P. Sifton found the City had discriminated against women in the firefighter hiring process. Read more
A Day in the Life of a Firefighter & Emergency Responders
Have you ever dreamed of becoming a firefighter? Do you have what it takes? This must-see video is motivational, inspirational, encouraging, empowering and positive. If you have ever dreamed of becoming a firefighter—go for it. It's a GREAT job and nothing should stop you.
Video produced by the California Fire Fighter Joint Apprenticeship Committee