Only 7% of firefighters are women. She wants to change that
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Firefighter Erin Regan is used to being the only woman on the job. It doesn't bother her. But it is a constant reminder that firefighting is still an overwhelmingly male-dominated profession. There are over 1.1 million firefighters in the United States. Only 7% are women, according to the National Fire Protection Association.