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Fire woman: the extraordinary story of Britain's first female firefighter
Author: Reynolds, Josephine
Publication year: 2017
Media class: Paperback
Genre: Women fire fighters Fire fighters Fire extinction
Classification: 363.37
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books Limited, 2017
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781782436997
When Josephine Reynolds signed up with the Norfolk Fire Service in July 1982 at just seventeen years old, there was no such thing as a firefighter - only fire men. Set against the slate-grey backdrop of early 1980s Britain, Fire Woman is the story of how a young woman brought up in rural Wales coped in the testosterone-fuelled world of the fire brigade, where even today 96 percent of all staff are male. In a life packed with incident - where lethal forest fires, escaped zoo animals and unexploded bombs formed a background to the everyday toll of death and disaster - Josephine experienced both triumph and heartbreaking personal tragedy. Fire Woman also provides a unique insight into the camaraderie that comes with risking your life on a daily basis and stands as the inspiring true story of an extraordinary young woman who took on a man's world and won, becoming Britain's first full-time firefighter.
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