Books and films on the history of women firefighters...

Brenda Berkman: Makers

Brenda Berkman: Makers

Brenda Berkman on integrating the FDNY and the steep price she and others paid to win equality with this video from Makers.

Exhbition: Women Firefighters in NYC

Exhbition: Women Firefighters in NYC

Brenda Berkman and Celina Elizabeth Johnson worked with LaborArts’ Rachel Bernstein to curate the history of women firefighters in NYC Labor Arts exhibit.

Sisters in the Brotherhoods

Sisters in the Brotherhoods

Jane LaTour's book, is an oral-history of women who, against considerable odds, broke the gender barrier to blue-collar employment in various trades in New York City beginning in the 1970s. It is a story of the fight against deeply ingrained cultural assumptions about what constitutes women's work, the middle-class bias of feminism, the daily grinding sexism of male co-workers, and the institutionalized discrimination of employers and unions.

Burning Barriers Film Short

Burning Barriers Film Short

Burning Barriers explores society's perceptions of gender by chronicling the experiences of women who face the challenges of working in a predominantly male environment.

Taking the Heat Film

Taking the Heat Film

Click here for offiical website of the documentarry: Taking the Heat: The First Women Firefighters of New York City, a documentary directed by Bann Roy and narrated by Susan Sarandon.

Taking the Heat PBS airing

Taking the Heat PBS airing

PBS aired Taking the Heat: The First Women Firefighters of New York City, a documentary directed by Bann Roy and narrated by Susan Sarandon.

Amazing Women: Amazing Firefighters

Amazing Women: Amazing Firefighters

Amazing Women: Amazing Firefighters, book by Marsh Engle. The latest addition to the Amazing Women series, Amazing Firefighters is a celebration of the women of the FDNY. This book is filled with the inspiring words and photographs of these remarkable women. These women bring new meaning to the terms courage, love, and commitment.

Taking the Heat (pt 1)

Taking the Heat (pt 1)

Taking the Heat: The First Women Firefighters of New York City, a documentary directed by Bann Roy and narrated by Susan Sarandon.

Taking the Heat (pt 2)

Taking the Heat (pt 2)

Taking the Heat: The First Women Firefighters of New York City, a documentary directed by Bann Roy and narrated by Susan Sarandon.

Taking the Heat (pt 3)

Taking the Heat (pt 3)

Taking the Heat: The First Women Firefighters of New York City, a documentary directed by Bann Roy and narrated by Susan Sarandon.