Item no. 30031
New York
Occupation: Public employees
Collection: NYU Tamiment Library

Hose-Drag section of FDNY Exam

Former bartender completing the hose-drag portion of the FDNY entry exam. Firefighting candidate Cathy Riordan, pictured in 1982, had family members who were part of the force.   

Read more about how the test that Riordan trained for in the 1980s was altered following a class-action sex discrimination lawsuit in LaborArts' Women Firefighters in New York City

Visit the International Association of Women in Fire & Emergency Services site to learn more about women in the firefighting field. 


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