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Female Firefighters on the Homefront in WWII?


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#1 Garandomatic

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Posted 01 November 2019 - 04:33 AM

A colleague is starting History Day work with his students, and one student saw a picture of a female firefighter, possibly at Pearl Harbor.  I haven't seen the picture, myself.  Regardless, it is an interesting topic. 

 

Do any members know about cities in the US that set up female emergency and/or fire crews?



#2 cutiger83

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Posted 01 November 2019 - 06:09 AM

The picture you are talking about is a famous one showing women training in Hawaii. I can't post it now but will try later.

During WWII, some women served as firefighters all over the U.S. During part of the war, two fire departments in Illinois were all female. In 1942, the first all-female forest firefighting crew In California was created.

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