In honor of Women’s History Month, the Glenside Fire Company has recognized its female firefighters.
From their Facebook post:
Women entered the volunteer fire service around the World War II era, but took primarily a non-fire suppression role. It wouldn’t be until the 1970s when women were allowed to enter the fire service as a career. Since then, many women have made a push for equality. Despite the push, the NFPA reports that women make up less than 5% of the career force and 11% of the volunteer force. The Glenside Fire Company is proud to be a part of the change, however, there is still a lot of work to be done. Apply to Glenside Fire Company today and join these 6 women in making history!