LOS ANGELES – Supervisor Janice hahn donned a Wonder Woman headband on Tuesday, July 11 while pressing Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby on efforts to recruit and retain women firefighters and update fire stations to accommodate both men and women.
Of LA County’s 2,866 firefighters, only 45 are women, and the majority of fire stations in L.A. County cannot accommodate women firefighters.
The three other women of the Board, Supervisors Kuehl, Solis and Barger, also joined hahn in wearing the headbands while discussing the issue with the Fire Chief.
The discussion came up as the Board considered Hahn’s motion to remodel the Marine Del Rey Fire Station to accommodate both male and female firefighters in locker rooms, dormitories, and restroom facilities.
Downey Fire department has never had a female firefighter in its history.