Department of Labor, nationwide, only about 4 percent of firefighters are women. The Oval Office notwithstanding, there are very few workplaces left in the United States where women have not gained entry. But in one of the last places in the workforce where a virtual male monopoly endures, fire stations, it's still possible in for departments to hire their first female firefighters. Such is the case in Joliet, which announced this month it took on its first female recruit in its year history.
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Krystyna Krakowski became a firefighter in Florida at a time when there were very few women to work beside or guide her in the service. Twenty years later, she is not only thriving but also recruiting more females into the profession. Krakowski is one of five women at Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue who made department history last year by working an entire shift with no male colleagues — a feat that went viral on social media. She and her team members say they have been able to succeed thanks to both the support of the men they work with and by pushing through every challenge that comes their way.
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Fire Dept. Divorce is a dirty word among firefighters. For years and years, the general thought is that Firefighters get divorced more than the general public.
Strategies for managing 3 types of underperforming employees. Once the glamour wears off, and reality sets in, it's not for everyone. You have to be able to deal with the long hours away from home, the midnight pager wakeup calls and the reality that your spouse may not come home from a shift or a call. We asked our fans on Facebook to share some struggles they've encountered in their firefighter marriages. Read the responses below.