Item no. 30031
|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.