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.