Diversity: Just gender and race… Or a diversity of perspectives?

March 16, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Southwest Fire Science Consortium

Presenter: Sara Brown, USFS Human Performance & Organizational Learning Research, Development & Applications

Let us unpack an “uncomfortable” question: Why don’t women in fire universally encourage more women to join fire? This discussion will be based on the following premise: “fitting in with the firefighter culture is essential for safety and a positive work environment.” I will explore the firefighter culture, how women do this “fitting in,” and implications of the associated lost opportunities for truly diversifying the firefighting workforce. Personal anecdotes, experiences, and woman-related oral tradition will be used to illustrate challenges and highlight possible opportunities for future improvement. Click here to register for this webinar NOW!