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Famous Female Firefighters

Updated October 13, 2018 4.7k views7 items

List of famous female firefighters, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female firefighters list contains the most prominent and top females known for being firefighters. There are thousand of females working as firefighters in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic firefighters have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a firefighter then the people below should give you inspiration.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different people, like Brenda Cowan and Dani Campbell.

While this isn't a list of all female firefighters, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female firefighters?" and "Who are the best female firefighters?"
  • Jill Carroll (born October 6, 1977) is an American former journalist (now working as a firefighter) who was kidnapped and ultimately released in Iraq. Carroll was a reporter for the Christian Science Monitor at the time of her kidnapping. After finishing a fellowship at Harvard University's Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy she returned to work for the Monitor. After her release, Carroll wrote a series of articles on her recollection of her experiences in Iraq....  more
    • Age: 42
    • Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan
  • Desiree Tyler Horton (born May 18, 1971), nicknamed "Chopper Chick," is a helicopter pilot and television personality based in Los Angeles, California. She is one of the few female helicopter pilots/on-camera reporters in Los Angeles television history....  more
    • Age: 49
    • Birthplace: North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
  • Brenda Denise Cowan (May 9, 1963 – February 13, 2004), Lexington, Kentucky's first black female firefighter, died in the line of duty on February 13, 2004. According to Women in the Fire Service, Lieutenant Cowan is the first black female career firefighter ever to die in the line of duty. She had served with the Lexington Fire Department for twelve years. Cowan was the sister of Fred Cowan, a member of University of Kentucky's 1978 national championship basketball team. Cowan was single and had no children....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 41 (1963-2004)
    • Birthplace: Sturgis, Kentucky
  • Stephanie Dill is a former contestant on the reality television show Survivor: Thailand....  more
    • Age: 47
    • Birthplace: Ozark, Arkansas, United States of America