Leadership

Women Fire Fighters.

Issue 25 and Volume 44.

Women Fire Fighters. The city firemen must look to their laurels, while the advocates of woman’s rights will now have a surer foundation on which to base their claims as to the equality of the sexes. The New York Medical College and Hospital for Women, on West One Hundred and First street, Manhattan, is “manned” entirely by daughters of Eve— the institution being altogether Adamless. According!)’, when a laundry fire broke out at an unearthly hour in the morning, a female fire brigade, headede by the cook and the superintendent of nurses, and bravely staggering under the weight of ponderous chemical fire-extinguishers, rushed to the scene of the blaze, and in a few minutes outed the flames, without disturbing the patients. These were kept calm by other nurses, whose venial yarns (blotted out by the recording angel’s tear) spun for the occasion, as to the presence of the smoke that…

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