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?
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…
There's a surprising resolution to MSNBC's effort to learn more about a photo of women fighting fires caused by the attack on Pearl Harbor: The picture wasn't taken during the bombing and the women aren't even putting out a fire in the photo. However, the real story is still pretty interesting.
Barbara Lewicki has been a firefighter for twenty-five years, and is currently the only female firefighter in Daly City, California. But two years ago, she started complaining about the bathroom situation, and says she was then retaliated against. She's suing for unspecified damages.