Felicia Wanzo Bryant
Oakland, CA
bwfs@iabpf.org
Co-Chair – Kris Free

WOMEN-IN-FIRE SERVICE COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES
The Committee’s duties shall require a strong working relationship with all other Chapter Committees. This is vital since many of this Committee needs in
performing its’ assigned task will depend on the work done by other Chapter Committees.
• The need to increase female applicants.
• The need to investigate in-house problems (station level) created around female employees.
• The need to enlist community support in-behalf of females.
• Affirmative Action problems related to females.
• The effects of training or lack of, has on our females.
These ‘are but a few of the areas this Committee will function. I am sure you can see that this Committee will benefit from the services and data collected by other Chapter Committees.

Each Committee Chairperson shall meet with the Chairperson of each woman issues Committee to form the Regional Committee on ‘Women-in-the Fire Service.” This Regional Committee shall elect a Regional Director of Black females in the Fire Service. This Director shall meet twice per year to form the National Committee under the supervision of the Vice President of “Women-in- Fire Service” who shall be an appointee of the President.

Each Committee Chairperson shall meet with the Chairperson of each woman issues Committee to form the Regional Committee on ‘Women-in-the Fire Service.” This Regional Committee shall elect a Regional Director of Black females in the Fire Service. This Director shall meet twice per year to form the National Committee under the supervision of the Vice President of “Women-in- Fire Service” who shall be an appointee of the President.


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