Biographies & Autobiographies  

Fire Woman (Paperback)

Josephine Reynolds

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The inspiring true story of Josephine Reynolds, Britain's first full-time female firefighter. When Josephine Reynolds signed up with the Norfolk Fire Service in July 1982 at just seventeen years old, there was no such thing as a firefighter - only fire men. Set against the slate-grey backdrop of early 1980s Britain, Fire Woman is the story of how a young woman brought up in rural Wales coped in the testosterone-fuelled world of the fire brigade, where even today 96 per cent of all staff are male. In a life packed with incident - where lethal forest fires, escaped zoo animals and unexploded bombs formed a background to the everyday toll of death and disaster - Josephine experienced both triumph and heartbreaking personal tragedy. Fire Woman also provides a unique insight into the camaraderie that comes with risking your life on a daily basis and stands as the inspiring true story of an extraordinary young woman who took on a man's world and won, becoming Britain's first full-time firefighter.


Product Details

  • Product code: AYDUD
  • ISBN: 9781782436997
  • Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 13.1cm x 19.7cm
  • Pages: 224
  • Publish date: Thu Apr 06 00:00:00 BST 2017
  • Book points: 7

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