A note on sources

Brenda Berkman and Celina Elizabeth Johnson worked with LaborArts’ Rachel Bernstein to curate this exhibit. We are all grateful for the continued cooperation of everyone at the Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives/Tamiment Library at New York University.

We extend warm thanks to Paul Yamagata-Madlon and Goss Creative for another outstanding design.

We are grateful to the following for images:
Women Firefighters Collection, Robert F. Wagner Archives/Tamiment Library, New York University; Lynn Porter Bernadotte; Susan Blake; Joy Flores; Teresa French; Rochelle Jones; Jackie-Michelle Martinez; Marianne McCormack; Marianne Monahan; Sarinya Srisakul.

For further reading:
  • Jane Latour, Sisters in the Brotherhoods: Working Women Organizing for Equality in New York City (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008).
  • Carol Chetkovich, Real Heat: Gender and Race in the Urban Fire Service (1997) focuses on the Oakland CA Fire Department but with many parallels to urban departments around the US, including the FDNY.
  • Taking the Heat, Independent Lens PBS documentary about the first women on the FDNY, 2006.
  • Burning Barriers, a short film made by Tribeca Film Institute contains interviews with Brenda Berkman, Sarinya Srisakul and the Mielnik sisters.
  • Susan Hagen and Mary Carouba, The Women at Ground Zero (2002)
  • International Association of Women in Fire and Emergency Services website.