Mumbai’s fire brigade recruits 97 young women from rural India

The new batch will be spread across 34 fire stations and will be inducted next month


A first in the history of the department, 97 young women hailing from rural areas of Maharashtra have been recruited to Mumbai’s Fire Brigade.

The city fire brigade had only 18 women personnel until recently. Chief fire officer P. Rahangale confirmed that this was the first time that women were hired in such a large number reaching a total of 115. 

According to reports in TOI, most of these women were keen to join the army but were unable to get through. 

I heard about this opening and decided to apply as I wished to get into a service where I could serve my countrymen,” Kavita Gurule a fresher and a Mathematics graduate. A passion for being in uniformed services appears to be the common reason the 97 women joined the department.

The new batch is being trained at the Regional Command Centre, Wadala and will be inducted next month. After their training, the 774 recruits will be spread across 34 fire stations following an assessment round. 

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