First woman to be hired in 12 years
Firefighter (promoted to Lieutenant) Susan Blake—the first woman to be hired after the original group when she came on in 1994. The photo is from the late 1990s.
Courtesy of Susan Blake
Working at the World Trade Center site
Firefighter Marianne McCormack working at the World Trade Center site after 9-11-01.
Courtesy of Marianne McCormack
First Asian American woman firefighter
Firefighter Sarinya Srisakul of Engine 5 was the first Asian-American woman firefighter to come in the FDNY when she joined 2005. The photo is from 2011.
Photograph by Nicholas Truong, courtesy of Sarinya Srisakul
On the nozzle on a porch roof
Firefighter Jackie-Michelle Martinez of Engine 275 on the nozzle at a house fire, circa 2009.
Courtesy of Jackie-Michelle Martinez
First class of all Latina women
Jennifer Quinones, Sophy Medina, Sarinya Olmo and Joy Flores were the first class of all Latina women in 2008.
Courtesy of Sarinya Srisakul
“Bravest gal saves terrier pulled from fire”
Engine 276 Firefighter Daiana Mielnik’s rescue of a dog from a house fire is chronicled in this clipping from the New York Post, February 5th, 2010.