Meet New York's First And Only Trans Woman Firefighter

Brooke Guinan is someone you'd probably think of as brave because of her position: she's a FDNY firefighter. Others are praising her bravery for something else: she's the department's only transgender firefighter, and one of its only 41 women firefighters citywide on a force of over 10,000. » 10/20/14 10:59pm 10/20/14 10:59pm

Diversity-Driven FDNY Relaxes Rules for Female Firefighter

In July, a group of potential firefighters considered the most diverse ever in the FDNY's history began training. Of 318 recruits, 66% were minorities, and the class had a record eight women. Five of those women made it through probation to become firefighters. But according to some firefighters, one of those women… » 11/11/13 10:35am 11/11/13 10:35am

Heather Graham’s Sensual Saturday Bubble Bath Interrupted by a Raging…

New York firefighters, i.e. Drunk Tommy Gavin, Mustachioed Lou, and Cologned Franco driving a stolen pickup truck and armed to the teeth with Super Soakers, needed 45-whole minutes Saturday night to put out a fire in Heather Graham's Union Square apartment. It was a very harrowing experience for everyone, not least of… » 1/13/13 5:30pm 1/13/13 5:30pm

A Record Number of Women Could Be Putting Out Fires in New York

If you live in New York and you set your apartment on fire in some ill-advised (read: don't set your apartment on fire) effort to collect on a suspiciously bloated insurance policy you took out on your second-hand furniture, a firewoman — spellcheck does not, by the way, recognize this apparently alien expression —… » 3/10/12 12:00pm 3/10/12 12:00pm

New York Has Its First Transgender Firefighter

The New York City Fire Department finally has it's first openly trangendered firefighter. The woman in question, who now goes by the name Brooke, has for the most part found acceptance from her coworkers. The department is not known for its diversity, but it probably helps that Brooke has deep roots with the FDNY: » 10/02/11 6:05pm 10/02/11 6:05pm