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Women Firefighters Sought for Study on Fire Service Recruitment, Retention, and Retirement

One hundred women are being recruited from across the United States to participate in a study of career women firefighters.

The study seeks female line/career firefighters only, preferably with 5 years on the job or more. Retired or active duty are eligible. (This study will not be addressing volunteers or wildland firefighters.)

Those interested in joining, please see required criteria below and send to Heather.marques@nps.edu.

Need name/rank, years served (U.S. only), department and city, email and phone to establish a nationwide list. Data will not be shared.

Heather Marques, a Captain/PM with 15 years of service in California, is preparing a master’s thesis called  “Working Fire: Recruitment, Retention, and Retirement of Women in the Fire Service.”

The purpose is examine why women in the ranks have not increased much beyond 4 percent in the past 40 years. Issues including candidate pool, access to training and mentorship, pregnancy and family leave, injuries, isolation, etc.

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