The Fire Department of New York’s annual calendar is known for its manly babes flexing their six-packs, which could only come from the hours of work they do saving the lives of New Yorkers while risking their own. 

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While admiring the eye candy has been great, no women have ever been featured in the magazine. Danae Mines wanted to change that; from her 11 years of experience as a New York fire fighter, she stated that she “wanted [her] picture in the calendar so that young girls and young women can see [her] and know that they can do this job.” 

At first, her request was basically met with a “IF it happens, you’ll be in pin-up girl mode” response - which Mines was having exactly none of. "I wasn't going to let anyone tell me I couldn't do what I wanted to do,” Mines said in an interview with the New York Daily News

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So now when you open up to March 2015 in the FDNY calendar, you see the first female fire fighter (who is also a woman of color!!) to grace these pages. Mines is standing tall and proud - a total role model and FDNY babe in her own right by doing what she wants. 

ALSO- she noted that she’s pumped to rep March because, FYI, that’s Women’s History Month. 

 

Images via Patrick McMullan via FDNY

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