Item no. 30045
|Occupation: Public employees|
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.