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In the pink: Women welcomed into East Rockaway Fire Department
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The women don the same gear as the men do when answering calls.

And even though their families each have a history of volunteerism, Torborg said that there is another bonus to being a member of the Fire Department. “We have our other family at the firehouse,” she said, “and they will always have our backs.”


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Wonderful article. Hopefully these two inspire others.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 | Report this

How can I not be proud of my Granddaughter Amber..and always will be!

Thursday, December 19, 2013 | Report this

Growing up I got to watch my grandfather, father and uncles running to fire calls at the Main St. firehouse. My family lived to be volunteers. But when I turned 18 it was not to be the case for me, since I was a woman.

I went on to become other things but have always felt that I would have been the first in line on my 18th birthday to get sworn in as a firefighter by my father, an ex-chief. You see, our family has it in our blood. It is now almost 50 years since my 18th birthday, and I salute my niece for having the guts to go for it and to succeed, and I want to thank the "boys' club" for accepting her as they have.

Terry Torborg McDonagh

Sunday, December 22, 2013 | Report this
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