The very first woman firefighter in the United States was Molly Williams, who was a slave in New York and became a member of Oceanus Engine Company #11 in 1815.
She was tough, brave and strong. When a blizzard hit New York City in 1818 and all the male volunteer firefighters were out with influenza, it was Molly that pulled the pumper through the city to put out fires.
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