The FDNY Is a Force of More Than 10,000. Can You Guess How Many Are Women?

Source: Anna Merlan, Village Voice, Vol. 59 no. 7, February 12-18, 2014

…These women want to join the tiny sisterhood Srisakul is part of: the women of the FDNY, who make up less than one-half of 1 percent of the department’s active-duty firefighters. There are 37 female firefighters in the department, alongside some 10,500 men. No two women work in the same firehouse. The most women who ever served in the department at one time is 41.

That was 30 years ago….