This recent research explores the degree to which gender affects safety behaviors and outcomes in the fire service. Focus groups and interviews were conducted based on findings from the literature on women and gender in the fire service.
A well known fire service researcher, Jennifer A. Taylor, PhD, associate professor in Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health, conducted the study. Utilizing interviews and focus groups of female Firefighters and leaders in various departments, the study sought to see what unique safety behaviors women bring to the job, how such practices might contribute to a safer fire service, and what cultural barriers exist to implementation.
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