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Benefits of Women in the Fire Service: Perspectives from Male Fire Service Leaders

03-11-14 --  


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Benefits of Women in the Fire Service:
Perspectives from Male Fire Service Leaders


Wednesday, March 26, 2014,
10am - 11:30am PST

Cost: FREE


Many conversations about women in the fire service center around issues of ill-fitting PPE, lack of facilities, sexual harassment, and negative opinions about women and firefighting. This webinar will bring together several male chiefs, career and volunteer, to discuss their experiences and perspectives regarding the benefits of women serving in emergency services. The chiefs will offer a few "promising practices" related to recruiting and retaining female responders.



  •  James Ridley, IAFF Assistant to the General President, Education, Training and Human Relations
  • Chief Mike Burton, Tamarac Fire Rescue Department
  • Chief John DeHooge, Ottawa, CANADA Fire Services, IAFC Board member
  • Tim Sendelbach, Editor, Fire Rescue Magazine
  • Tom Munoz, Assistant Chief, Houston Fire Department, IAFC Human Relations Chair


Facilitated by: Fire Chief jona olsson, Director of cultural bridges to justice and Chief of Latir Volunteer Fire Department in northern New Mexico.

 A recording of the webinar will be sent out to all registrants.










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