UWF In the News

Women train to become prospective fi

Women train to become prospective fi

While the FDNY has around 10,500 male firefighters, it has only 52 female firefighters and most of them have been through a class at New York Sports Clubs.

Female aspiring firefighters prepare

Female aspiring firefighters prepare

Aspiring women smoke eaters trained with the pros Wednesday at a New York Sports Club near City Hall.

FDNY welcomes three women to its ran

FDNY welcomes three women to its ran

Women firefighters and officers are now at an all time high of 52.

NY1 3/13/16

NY1 3/13/16

FDNY Makes Effort to Recruit More Women At Outreach Event

Daily News 3/12/16

Daily News 3/12/16

Female FDNY firefighters host hands-on recruitment event

2016 Makers Conference, 1/28/16

2016 Makers Conference, 1/28/16

FDNY firefighter Regina Wilson speaks at The 2016 MAKERS Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California announcing launch of year long FDNY recruitment campaign. #joinFDNY #timeisnow #makers2016

Village Voice, 11/5/15

Village Voice, 11/5/15

A record four female firefighters are graduation from the FDNY Academy by Anita Abedian

NY Daily News, 11/5/15

NY Daily News, 11/5/15

FDNY will graduate one of most diverse classes in 150-year history, number of women hit record high by Ginger Adams Otis

Jezebel, 11/5/15

Jezebel, 11/5/15

A Record Number of Female Firefighters Are Joining the FDNY This Year by Anna Merlan

Its Gets Better Campaign, 10/10/15

Its Gets Better Campaign, 10/10/15

“With their It Gets Better video, the brave men and women of the FDNY have made a powerful statement in support of LGBT youth,” said Brett M. Peters, Director of Communications for the It Gets Better Project. “By fostering such a welcoming community in the workplace, the FDNY is helping lead the way in encouraging LGBT young people to be whoever they want to be.”

Makers: Regina Wilson, 8/24/15

Makers: Regina Wilson, 8/24/15

Be The Hero: Get to Know Regina Wilson's Story

Village Voice, 6/9/15

Village Voice, 6/9/15

Women Firefighters Say Legislation Alone Will Not Improve FDNY Diversity, by Solange Uwimana.

NY Daily News, 4/26/15

NY Daily News, 4/26/15

Molly Williams, a black woman and a slave, fought fires years before the FDNY was formed was a pioneer for fellow female smoke-eaters, by Ginger Adam Otis.

ABC News, 4/26/15

ABC News, 4/26/15

Women of the FDNY. Firefighter Regina Wilson and Lt. Tracy Lewis are two of the few women in the FDNY. Neither Lewis nor Wilson followed a traditional route into the FDNY and neither have any regrets.

FDNY Women's History Month

FDNY Women's History Month

On March 28, 2015 the FDNY held its first-ever Women's History Month outreach event at FDNY Training Academy on Randall's Island. Click here for video.

NBC News, 2/4/15

NBC News, 2/4/15

Meet New York's Only Female, Asian-American Firefighter by Chris Fuchs. Click here for article and video.

NY Daily News, 01/16/15

NY Daily News, 01/16/15

First woman picked to lead Vulcan Society by Rich Schapiro.

New York Observer, 12/10/14

New York Observer, 12/10/14

City to FDNY: Hire More Women Firefighters by Katy Turner.

Village Voice, 11/19/14

Village Voice, 11/19/14

FDNY has more female firefighters than ever before, by Irene Chidinma Nwoye.

New York Times 11/17/14

New York Times 11/17/14

Moving Up the Ranks: Tracy Lewis, at a ceremony Wednesday, became the top-ranking African-American woman in New York’s Fire Department and the second to be a lieutenant. Ella McNair, right, was the first, by Todd Heisler

New York Magazine, 8/12/14

New York Magazine, 8/12/14

Meet the 4 Women Who Will Join the FDNY This Year by Kiera Feldman.

AM New York, 6/14/14

AM New York, 6/14/14

Free trainings offered to prospective female firefighters by Sheila Anne Feeney.

ABC News, 5/30/14

ABC News, 5/30/14

Lauren Glassberg reports the new graduates increase the female representation in the FDNY.

Village Voice, 2/11/14

Village Voice, 2/11/14

The FDNY Is A Force Of More Than 10,000...by Anna Merland

Village Voice, 2/11/14

Village Voice, 2/11/14

Women Prepare For The FDNY Entrance Exam. Photographs by Dominic Perri. Click here for slideshow.

WPIX11, 2/11/14

WPIX11, 2/11/14

WPIX aired a story that ran an am/evening news vidoe about the UWF Training Program, by Jeremy Tanner and Ann Mercogliano.

The Chief, 2/03/14

The Chief, 2/03/14

The Chief Leader covers NYC civil servant news covered the UWF Training Program in print and video. Click here for article.

The Chief, 2/3/14

The Chief, 2/3/14

The Chief Leader covers NYC civil servant news covered the UWF Training Program in print and video. Click here for video.

Yahoo News, AP, 1/30/14

Yahoo News, AP, 1/30/14

NYC female firefighters trying to boost numbers. This story published in nearly 100 different news sources across the country such as CNN, NY Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Huffington Post, AOL, and via NBC, the video aired on the screens of every NYC Taxi Cab. Click here for print and video versions. Associated Press. Click here for video.

CBS News, 3/27/13

CBS News, 3/27/13

EXCLUSIVE: Behind The Scenes Look at Women Training to Join FDNY by CBS 2's Jessica Schneider.

Profiles in Bravery: Tracy Lewis

Profiles in Bravery: Tracy Lewis

This 12-year veteran of the FDNY talks about what inspired her to be a firefighter, why she loves the job and gives advice to women interested in joining the FDNY. (10/12/12)

NY Daily News, 3/8/12

NY Daily News, 3/8/12

Record number of women set to take FDNY exam by Reuven Blau and Tina Moore.

Profiles in Bravery Sarinya Srisakul

Profiles in Bravery Sarinya Srisakul

The 7-year veteran of the FDNY talks about why she loves being a New York City firefighter and offers advice on the hiring process. (10/12/11)

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.

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.

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.

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.

Taking the Heat Film Website

Taking the Heat Film Website

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.

Village Voice, 11/5/15

A record four female firefighters are graduation from the FDNY Academy by Anita Abedian

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