Women are joining the fire brigade in India!

Before, there were just 18 women personnel and now, for the first time in history, the department has recruited 97 firewomen at one time. Most of the new recruits hail from rural parts of Maharashtra, including Sinnar in Nashik district, Sindhudurg, Jalgaon, etc. While the 18 firewomen operated from the brigade HQ in Byculla, the new batch will be spread across 34 fire stations and will be inducted next month. The force has recruited a total of 145 employees.

Chief fire officer P Rahangdale confirmed that it was the first time that such a large number of women had been hired. “These women are in the final stages of their training. Once through with it, they will be placed across various fire stations in the city. It is good to see the enthusiasm and their readiness to take on the toughest tasks they are being trained to face,” he said. With their passion and enthusiasm, the fire departments are gaining amazing firefighters!