They complete a timed, 100-foot aerial climb. They lift a 50-pound crate head-high 10 times, then carry it 100 yards. And for the first time ever at the FDNY Academy, the majority of these trainees are women.
We watched up close, as this most recent class worked to become #rescueparamedics with #EMS. Of the nine in the class, five were women this time around.
#RescueMedic Krista O'Dea has some advice for young women, considering a career with the #FDNY. "It takes a little bit more effort. But that push, that strength, will carry you through anything that you ever wanna do." abc7ny.com/2658635/ #fdnywomen #WomenInFIREandEMS #rescuewomen #fdnyems