Lady Fire Inspectors

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KPIX Eyewitness news report from April 5th 1974 featuring an interview with a woman who works as a fire inspector. Also includes views of her conducting an inspection on-site. When the reporter comments "sounds like you've got it made," after she's explained that her husband takes care of her children and their home, she replies: "Right, I'm no longer a housewife ... Eventually I'd like to work teaching in with this. I want to get my AA, so I can teach fire prevention."

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16mm color, co-magnetic sound film
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archival newsfilm
KPIX 117036

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the story of a huge inspiration in breaking gender stereotypes and showing the world that women are equal if not more competent to be appointed as firefighters is a fine example of how any dream is possible to achieve if one has the confidence in their abilities, focus and the will to put in the hard work necessary to attain their goals. Such women are also heroes for the younger generation since they are sure about what they want and how to go about it, whether it's the training or parental support or how to deal with the society when certain people say, "It is impossible."

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