03/30/12 131 W, 1 I - + 10 - 2 Ladder Climbers: Female Fire Captains Love Their Careers

The Greensboro News & Record published this story last week by staff writer Taft Wireback. Great opening paragraphs: "Save your 'Gee whiz, ain’t that cute?' reaction for some other challenge to gender stereotypes. City fire [Captains] Wendy Cheek and Carol Key say that they and hundreds of other female firefighters nationwide have moved way beyond that." The article is a profile of the Greensboro Fire Department's two highest-ranking female firefighters on active duty. The department has 25 female members in its ranks of 500-plus. (Doesn't say if that's line personnel or all personnel.) Theirs is heritage going back 30 years and which has produced a Deputy Chief along the way. Read the story.

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