ERIC Number: ED224943
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Women in the Fire Service.
Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC.
This publication provides information on issues surrounding the entry of women into the fire service. Chapter 1 focuses on the "Women in the Fire Service" seminar held on August 1979. It covers issues and recommendations for programs designed to facilitate the effective use of women. Other sections contain seminar participant opinions on the issue of dual career ladders (civilians in the fire service) and comments from presentations on sex-role stereotyping and the androgynous manager. Chapter 2 highlights initiatives used by fire departments contending with issues of women's entry into the fire service, including standards, recruitment, training, and equal employment opportunities. Chapter 3 on career paths reviews the changing roles of women in the workforce and in the fire service and provides information on the status of women in various fire-service careers. Some perspectives on nontraditional employment success for women are offered. Chapter 4 contains profiles providing insight on the personal experiences of fire-service representatives closely involved with women's issues either through their own entry or assistance to others. Chapter 5 is a source of referrals regarding legal protections, support, nontraditional employment training programs, physical fitness assessment programs, and apprenticeship programs. Information is provided on the federal role in equal employment opportunity. Resource materials are also listed. (YLB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC.