Home » Topics » city fire department

New York City Fire Dept. welcomes first transgender firefighter

The New York City Fire Department has welcomed a transgender woman to its male-dominated team. The New York Post reported she is the first transgender firefighter in the city’s history. The tall blonde, named Brooke, is a third generation firefighter and has been assigned to the Metrotech headquarters, a department…

International firefighters group slams fee as ‘pay to play’

Requiring residents outside of city limits to pay a $75 fee for fire protection is an ill-advised and unsafe policy, according to the International Association of Fire Fighters. On September 29th, the South Fulton Fire Department in Tennessee refused to extinguish a fire ignited at the house of Gene Cranick.…