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This NYC firefighter breaks a big barrier: http://bit.ly/1rmCMDJ

Bronx Firefighter Danae Mines Becomes Woman Featured In FDNY Calendar of Heroes

Volunteer firefighters attempting to douse the flames at Pearl Harbor, December 7 1941.

Women fire fighters, Pearl Harbor, Dec 1941 This was not taken during the attack on Pearl Harbor but was taken during a training exercise during WWII. One of the ladies confirmed that on Dec. 1941 she was in church when the attack happened.

"Atlanta's 1st female firefighters in 1977."

kateoplis: “ “The first female firefighter was a slave. She volunteered in a New York City firehouse in Her name was Molly Williams and her achievement is often marked by a quote saying that she.

Danae Mines became one of the few female firefighters in the New York Fire Department 11 years ago. This year, she broke down another barrier by becoming the first woman to be featured in the department’s 2015 Calendar of Heroes. She had been told that the honor was reserved for men, but when she saw the open call for firefighters, she went. “I wanted my picture in the calendar so that young girls and young women can see me and know that they can do this job,” she told @nydailynews.

Bronx Firefighter Danae Mines Becomes Woman Featured In FDNY Calendar of Heroes

The Jersey City Fire Department made city history today when Tara Walker became the first black woman firefighter in the department's 143-year history.

Jersey City swears in first black woman firefighter in 143-year history of department

Tara Walker is the first black female Jersey City Fire Department firefighter who was sworn into position along with 25 other cadets during a graduation ceremony at City Hall on Friday, July Reena Rose Sibayan

Baltimore City Fire Department Promotes First African-American Female Battalion Chief - CBS Baltimore

Baltimore City Fire Department Promotes First African-American Female Battalion Chief - CBS Baltimore

A woman firefighter of the Achille Serre Ladies Fire Brigade in London, 1925

Stunning Vintage Photos of Female Firefighters A member of the Achille Serre Ladies Fire Brigade in London. (Photo by Fox Photos / Getty Images)

Andrea Peterson is 5'5", 122 pounds and she became a  Firefighter at 66 years old. "Whatever they needed us to do, I made sure I was the first to volunteer, the first to try something. I never climbed ladders, other than a stepladder in my own home! But I was the first one up that two-story roof ladder!" It's never too late to have your dream!

What Led This Woman To Become A Firefighter In Her 60s?

Standing at and weighing 122 lbs, Andrea Peterson isn’t what you’d envision a firefighter to look like.

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