Hello hot hoppers...In celebration on International Firefighter's Day (May 4th) I am unofficially extending honoring them (in my own little world) for the full week!
In the 1800's, the first known female firefighter was a slave, Molly Williams. She was said to be"as good a fire laddie as many of the boys."(wikipedia) Lillie Hitchcock Coit became an honorary member of Knickerbocker Engine Company #5 as a teenager in 1859, after helping them drag the engine to a fire on Telegraph Hill (International Assoc. Women in Fire & Emergency Services). The first all-woman forest firefighting crew in California was assembled in 1942.
Women have come a long way in all branches of service, armed forces, and the workplace. Yay for Girl Power!
I have the utmost respect for ALL firefighters, but right now I would like to share some of my favorite hot female heroes. Have fun hopping and thanks for visiting! Leave a comment to win a copy of ANY ebook from my Siren Publishing Collection. You will also be entered in the Grand Prize! love, May Water http://www.bookstrand.com/may-water
Female Firefighters Website (info, calendars...)> http://americasfemalefirefighters.com/
History of female firefighters> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women_in_firefighting