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

New York City's Sexy Fireman Calendar Features Its First Woman

Carelessly knock those candles over, ladies: FDNY's 2015 Calendar of Heroes has arrived. Is it getting hot in here or is it just my embarrassment over opening a post with a tired cliche? » 7/15/14 4:15pm 7/15/14 4:15pm

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

A Night With NYC Firemen and the Women Clamoring to Date Them

"We should probably meet for a drink first." That was the consensus as I arranged for myself and two friends to attend the "Rescue Me" fireman singles party Wednesday night at a bar on the Bowery. » 5/31/13 11:40am 5/31/13 11:40am

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

New FDNY Calendar Men Revealed

Special report from Times Square: We've learned the identities of the 12 attractive, heroic, and muscled men who'll grace the pages of the New York Fire Department pin-up calendar. We salute these brave fellows for their...contributions. » 4/21/11 12:29pm 4/21/11 12:29pm

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