"This book features the untold stories of African American women who were responsible for integrating the US fire service. Its purpose is to honor and recognize their place in history, by telling their stories." --from the cover
"A 25-year veteran of the FDNY—and the first female firefighter to join the force—wants to make sure women first-responders are included in 15th-anniversary commemorations of the September 11th attacks." By Eileen Reynolds, NYU, September 9, 2016.
"In the male-dominated world of wildland fire in America, the Bureau of Land Management is working to address the gender discrimination, harassment and assault that have been endemic to the culture for over a century." From Wildfire Magazine, November 26, 2018.
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Stanley, I. H., Hom, M. A., Spencer-Thomas, S., & Joiner, T. E. (2017). Examining anxiety sensitivity as a mediator of the association between PTSD symptoms and suicide risk among women firefighters. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 50, 94-102.
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Khan, Y. A., Davis, A. L., & Taylor, J. A. (2017). Ladders and lifting: How gender affects safety behaviors in the fire service. Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health, 32(3), 206-225. https://doi.org/10.1080/15555240.2017.1358642
Noor, N., Pao, C., Dragomir-Davis, M., Tran, J., & Arbona, C. (2019). PTSD symptoms and suicidal ideation in US female firefighters. Occupational Medicine, kqz057, https://doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqz057
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Stanley, I. H., Hom, M. A., Spencer-Thomas, S., & Joiner, T. E. (2017). Suicidal thoughts and behaviors among women firefighters: An examination of associated features and comparison of pre-career and career prevalence rates. Journal of Affective Disorders, 221, 107-114.
“'Making a Difference' is divided into three sections: firstly, information on joining and the part women can play in the NSW RFS which is aimed at potential new members; secondly, stories and advice to help our current female members – especially those who are new to the Service – to get the most out of their involvement; and thirdly, assistance for brigade leaders who wish to encourage greater participation by women in their local areas." (From the introduction)