FDNY calendar has its first female firefighter - 13 WTHR Indianapolis

FDNY calendar has its first female firefighter

Posted: Updated:
(AP Photo/FDNY). In a photo provided by the New York City Fire Department, firefighter Danae Mines autographs a copy of the 2015 Calendar of Heroes, which features her as Miss March, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in New York's Times Square. (AP Photo/FDNY). In a photo provided by the New York City Fire Department, firefighter Danae Mines autographs a copy of the 2015 Calendar of Heroes, which features her as Miss March, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in New York's Times Square.
  • NationalMore>>

  • Supreme Court allows Arizona execution to proceed

    Supreme Court allows Arizona execution to proceed

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:12 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:12:23 GMT
    Attorneys for the state of Arizona have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to allow an execution planned for Wednesday to proceed, saying Joseph Rudolph Wood can't establish he has a First Amendment right to the...More >>
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed an Arizona execution to go forward amid a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs in the country.More >>
  • In international flight, volatile conflicts abound

    In international flight, volatile conflicts abound

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:12 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:12:11 GMT
    In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country's main airport. In Africa, the entire Sahel region is awash with weapons that include portable air defense...More >>
    In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country's main airport. In Africa, the entire Sahel region is awash with weapons that include portable air defense systems...More >>
  • New arrest linked to gun used after Boston attacks

    New arrest linked to gun used after Boston attacks

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:03:53 GMT
    A man believed to have provided the gun used by Boston Marathon bombing suspects to kill a college police officer has been arrested on drug and weapon charges.More >>
    A man believed to have provided the gun used by Boston Marathon bombing suspects to kill a college police officer has been arrested on drug and weapon charges.More >>

NEW YORK (AP) - The FDNY calendar has a new look.

For the first time, a female firefighter appears in the famed charity calendar of hard bodies.

Danae Mines (duh-NAY'-uh MYNZ) of Engine Co. 6 in the South Bronx is Miss March. She signed calendars in Times Square on Tuesday.

The 11-year veteran booked the part after attending an open call for firefighters last year. She says she was discouraged from trying out at first because of her gender.

Mines is one of only 41 female firefighters in the department.

The Calendar of Heroes celebrates the 150th anniversary of the fire department and features pictures of attractive firefighters for every month of the year. It went on sale Tuesday for $15.95. Proceeds go to the FDNY Foundation, which promotes fire safety education.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow