Sarinya Srisakul (pictured here) is the president of the women’s firefighters association and an active member of the FDNY. The numbers don’t lie: of the 10,500 firefighters in NYC, only 37 of them are women (the lowest % in the nation) and Srisakul is trying to change that. Plenty of women are qualified and capable (note that 16% of the Minneapolis fire dept. are women), it’s just that more needs to be done to actively recruit women. We applaud Srisakul for speaking up and bridging the gender gap. Full story here.

Sarinya Srisakul (pictured here) is the president of the women’s firefighters association and an active member of the FDNY. The numbers don’t lie: of the 10,500 firefighters in NYC, only 37 of them are women (the lowest % in the nation) and Srisakul is trying to change that. Plenty of women are qualified and capable (note that 16% of the Minneapolis fire dept. are women), it’s just that more needs to be done to actively recruit women. We applaud Srisakul for speaking up and bridging the gender gap. Full story here.