One of the things we do on this blog is help journalists find information.. I had a request..
Here’s an article from Outside Magazine:
But firefighting is still a men’s club, and for many women in the trenches, little has changed. Women make up 39 percent of the Forest Service’s workforce, but hold just 11 percent of permanent wildfire jobs. In other agencies that fight fire—the Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service—the figure is as low as 6 percent. Even the U.S. military has done a better job of recruiting and retaining women.
What is a current source for data from the Interior Agencies number of women in firefighting? Answers can be posted here or sent to my email. As an aside, I wonder what are similar numbers with state agencies, including CalFire?
Also, are there figures on temporary employees compared to permanent employees?