Item no. 30045
Occupation: Public employees
Collection: Private

Firefighter Enters Burning Building 

Rocky Jones drags a hose into a burning building.  Perhaps even more challenging than the physical labor associated with firefighting were the acts of discrimination and sexism that female FDNY members experienced on a daily basis.

Prompted by a chance to connect with fellow female force members whose shared experiences included micro-aggressions and some blatantly hateful acts of sexism, female FDNY members came together to form the UWF: United Women Firefighters. 

Learn more about female firefighter's entry to the force at LaborArts' exhibit Women Firefighters in New York City.

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