[WATCH] Captain Brenda Berkman Was One of New York City's First Female Firefighters

Former FDNY Captain and Firefighter Brenda Berkman was one of the first femal firefighters in the City. She served 25 years in the department before founding and serving as President of the United Women Firefighters foundation, a non-profit organization to provide support and assistance to female firefighters all over the country. In this profile from BRIC TV, hear from Berkman herself as she talks about what it was like in the early days, and what the foundation means to her and other women.

Captain Brenda Berkman served 25 years in the FDNY after becoming one of the 1st women firefighters in NYC. Now retired, she continues her fight for womens' rights through the United Women Firefighters foundation.


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