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United Women Firefighters Training To Be Bravest

Posted 2/2/14

Women firefighters make up only a third of one percent of the FDNY, ten times less than the national average.  The United Women Firefighters offer twice-weekly free trainings to prospective recruits at the New York Sports Club on Wall Street.  The Chief's Sarah Dorsey was there to check out a training run by former Marine Thompson Plyler.

Plyler puts them through a rigorous set of exercises designed to mimic conditions at the Fire Academy.  They wear 50-pound weight vests, push 180-pound sleds and do push-up sets that feel unending.

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