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January 12, 2017

The United Women Firefighters will be hosting a Nutrition 101 Workshop on Sunday, January 29th at 12 noon by our renown trainer Anwar Hafeez who can be seen on Instagram and Facebook under @naturalfitbody. She will be going over the basic building blocks of nutrition t...

March 20, 2016

On Saturday, March 12th, 2016, the United Women Firefighters co-hosted a recruitment event with the FDNY for the second year in a row. The aim of the event was to expose young women to the career of firefighting by engaging them in activities such as extinguishing a ca...

January 29, 2016

FDNY firefighter Regina Wilson speaks at The 2016 MAKERS Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California to announce the FDNY year long campaign to recruit women firefighters. The campaign launches March 2, 2016 and ends March 2017.


#TheTimeIsNow  #Makers2016  #JoinFDNY...

August 24, 2015

Regina Wilson was only the 12th African-American woman to join the FDNY when she entered the force in 1999. During the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001, she was on the scene as one of the first responders at the World Trade Center site. Seven members of her firehouse — Engine...

September 18, 2014

The New York City Fire Department is promoting a black woman to the rank of lieutenant for the first time in 12 years.


Tracey Lewis was promoted Wednesday. She's the second-ever black female firefighter to be promoted to lieutenant in the department's history.



Lewis h...

February 12, 2014

The successes of the United Women Firefighters and our training program have been well documented in the media and will undoubtedly continue throughout the duration of the program.


The Village Voice made our issues and our training program a cover story. Online, they h...




This Associate Press story published in nearly 100 different news sources across the country such as CNN, NY Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Huffington Post, AOL; via NBC it aired on the screens of every NYC taxi cab. The Yahoo News link contains both the print a...

April 10, 2012

Profiles in Bravery is a video series dedicated to motivating and helping applicants taking the 2012 firefighter exam.


Meet Firefighter Tracy Lewis from Engine 222. This 12-year veteran of the FDNY talks about what inspired her to be a firefighter, why she loves the jo...

October 25, 2011

Profiles in Bravery is a video series dedicated to motivating and helping applicants taking the 2012 firefighter exam.


Meet FDNY Firefighter Sarinya Srisakul from Engine 5 in Manhattan. The 7-year veteran of the FDNY talks about why she loves being a New York City fire...

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