BLAZE, a special project of WFS, is an enthusiastic and talented group of women firefighters putting on weeklong "fire camps" -- intensive orientations to firefighting -- for young women, ages 16-19. Camp Blaze 2005 was held near Seattle in July.
The website of the Fire Service Women of New Jersey, a statewide network of fire service women. They hold an annual retreat and other events.
The website of the Fire Service Women of Pennnsylvania. You must become a Yahoo member in order to view the site.
The Women Chief Fire Officers, a network of women fire chiefs and aspiring chief officers focusing on mentoring, networking, and preparing the next generation of fire service leaders. WCFO typically meets three times a year, and holds a three-day seminar in early November.
The website of Women in Firefighting Australasia, a recently formed organization of fire service women in Australia and New Zealand.
The website of New Zealand Fire Service Women
The website of the German career women firefighters, in connection with the German firefighters' union. The organization holds an annual meeting the first weekend of November. Note: This site is in German only.
The website of the Dutch women firefighters' organization. More than 850 women in the Netherlands are firefighters. Their most recent national conference was held in November of 2004. Note: this site is in Dutch only.
Brief information about women firefighters in Trinidad & Tobago.
Created by a Australian woman who is a former firefighter, this website features the adventures of a firefighter named Maddie and her golden retriever, Casey, as well as fun graphics and some fire safety games for the kids.
RealWorld Training & Consulting, owned by retired fire lieutenant Linda Willing, offers "practical support for fire and emergency services managers." RealWorld specializes in training on diversity issues, mediation, and conflict resolution. The site features an excellent newsletter discussing current issues in these areas.
Legal Momentum (formerly NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund)
An entertaining and very informative website, independently managed, with information about women in the military, past and present.
Equal Rights Advocates, a San Francisco-based "women's law center litigating, educating and organizing for your rights"
The Feminist Majority Foundation's site has information on a wide range of women's issues, from breast cancer to women & girls in sports. The National Center for Women in Policing is part of this organization. Their site also offers state-by-state listings of agencies that may be helpful to women who have been sexually harassed on the job.
The Firefighters' Bookstore
A page of links of interest to fire service women, on the Firehouse.com website
Juliet Draper's "Firefighter Fitness" e-zine
Called "Women in the Fire Service Network", this site has no connection to WFS, despite having incorporated the organization's name into their title.
A page exploring the history of African-Americans in the U.S. fire service, focusing on the 19th and early 20th centuries. An excellent beginning at retrieving some forgotten history.
The website of the International Association of Black Professional Fire Fighters
The website of the International Association of Fire Chiefs
The website of the International Association of Hispanic Fire Fighters
The home page of Wildfire Magazine and the International Association of Wildland Fire
The website of the National Association of Hispanic Firefighters
The National Organization for Women
The website of the British women firefighters' organization, Networking Women in the Fire Service
The website of the Wildland Firefighters Foundation
Women's Research & Education Institute. This D.C.-based organization for several years had an ongoing project on women in the military, and held a biennial conference on women in uniform.
NETWORKING THE WOMEN OF TODAY'S FIREFIGHTING WORLD, AND PROVIDING RESOURCES TO HELP BUILD THE FIRE SERVICE OF THE FUTURE