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The Houston Fire Department is 3,958 members strong and 2.57% of that membership are women. The first to join was in 1975. As of 2010, a total of 102 women hold various ranks and positions in HFD; our most recent member
being a graduate from the academy a week before printing this calendar! HFD’s highest ranking woman is an Assistant Chief who entered the department in June of 1989. She was the 4th woman to be hired.

Women now hold the ranks of Firefighter, Engineer Operator, Captain, Senior Captain,
and District Chief. They work as Aircraft Rescue firefighters, Rescue Technicians, EMT Basics, Paramedics, Arson Investigators, Inspectors, Communication Dispatchers, and Recruiters.

2010 celebrates the first annual Women Firefighters Calendar in the history of the
Houston Fire Department!

Our mission is to represent the diversity, strength, and femininity of the mothers, daughters, sisters, and wives in our department while benefiting breast cancer research and assistance programs locally. Our service to the community is not limited to fighting fires or Emergency Medical Services. We are honored to support those in their fight against the second leading cause of cancer death among women. All of the participants in this calendar have a family member or close friend who have had breast cancer or have been diagnosed with the disease themselves.

Proceeds collected from the sales of the Houston Women Firefighters calendar will be presented to the Houston Affiliation of Susan G. Komen for the cure. This affiliate group supports the men and women of Houston by providing breast health education and resources to the seven county areas it services and whom lack the resources for adequate screening and treatment.

According to Susan G. Komen’s 2009 statistics there will be 192,370 new breast cancer diagnosis’s and 40,170 women will die from the disease. Although a rare diagnosis for men, 1,910 will be diagnosed and 440 will die from the disease. 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer some time during her life and there is a woman diagnosed with
breast cancer every 3 minutes. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, other than skin cancer.


Thank you for supporting our efforts and those who continue to fight for the cure.



Click on images to learn more about our 2010 Firefighter models.