Diversity: Just Gender and Race . . . Or a Diversity of Perspectives?
Media Type: Webinar
  • Sara H. Brown
    US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Science Program
Distribution Contact(s):
  • Southwest Fire Science Consortium
Date: March 16, 2018

Cataloging Information

  • diversity
  • firefighter
  • gender
  • leadership
  • SWFSC - Southwest Fire Science Consortium
  • women
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Record Last Modified: January 10, 2020
FRAMES Record Number: 26010


Let us unpack an “uncomfortable” question: Why don’t women in fire universally encourage more women to join fire? This discussion will be based on the following premise: “fitting in with the firefighter culture is essential for safety and a positive work environment.” I will explore the firefighter culture, how women do this “fitting in,” and implications of the associated lost opportunities for truly diversifying the firefighting workforce. Personal anecdotes, experiences, and woman-related oral tradition will be used to illustrate challenges and highlight possible opportunities for future improvement.

Recording Length: 0:59:35
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