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    Default I know this is a little late...

    As I looked through all of the 9/11/01 websites, something became clear to me: There were no female firefighters killed during 9/11. Does FDNY have female firefighters? What Gives? Sign me...puzzled


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    Dear Puzzled:

    The FDNY does have female firefighters.

    They were fortunate that none of them were killed in the line of duty on 9/11.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeidiLou
    As I looked through all of the 9/11/01 websites, something became clear to me: There were no female firefighters killed during 9/11. Does FDNY have female firefighters? What Gives? Sign me...puzzled



    Thats a stupid statement you made. Just because none were killed does not mean there are none. Are you one of those people who would like to see half of the department a female or minority?

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    King, you might want to get off your throne.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skyraider
    King, you might want to get off your throne.
    Perhaps the "crown" is a tad too tight?
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    Thats a stupid statement you made. Just because none were killed does not mean there are none. Are you one of those people who would like to see half of the department a female or minority?
    ... and this isn't!?!?

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    Your right Heidi, there were no women from the FDNY killed on Sept 11th because they were not working that day or were working in a company that did not respond into the towers prior to them collapsing. You may also want to note that before Sept. 11th there were very few women on the job. I'm not sure of the exact number but I think it was in the 20's. Maybe a more senior member on here that was around before sept. 11, unlike me can give you that information.
    PLease lets not let this thread turn into why are'nt there more women on the FDNY!!! Just make note that every class that goes into the academy has women in it; lets just leave it at that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGonzo
    Perhaps the "crown" is a tad too tight?
    Perhaps the crown is sitting on the head of the Village Idiot?

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    I remember reading somewhere (not sure where) at the time of 9/11 there was a little over 11,200 personnel on the department and 28 of those were women.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingofdahill
    Thats a stupid statement you made. Just because none were killed does not mean there are none. Are you one of those people who would like to see half of the department a female or minority?

    HEY - I had 343 Brothers Murdered at the WTC on 9-11-01!

    What is your problems PAL???
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    Kathy Mazza of either the Port Authority or New Jersey Police Department died that day.
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    thanks to all (except kingocrapmouth) for your responses. It just seemed really weird to me because there are lots of women in Texas in the fire service. I just thought it would be similar everywhere else. FB1138: wow, only 28 females in the whole department! I'm shocked. Sorry to bring up sad memories CaptOldTimer.

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    I find this fairly amusing becasue this was a topic of discusion on one of last seasons final epsidoes of Rescue Me. But there was a different purpose behind the reason for them discussing this.
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