“The image of a brave and empowered ‘Fire Woman’ is what informed the rest of my lyrics,” The title of the song came when he met British author Josephine Reynolds, who told him she was going to release a memoir about her life as firefighter in the early 1980's, entitled “Fire Woman.” So, Segall offered to write its theme song. “I had already begun writing a song about the trans- formative power of fire to purge and renew,” he said. After he met Reynolds and heard some of her stories as a firefighter,Segall knew what the title of the song had to be. “
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"Diving head first into a career in the last bastion of masculinity, firefighting. The world back in a Thatcher led England in 1983 was much smaller and for a woman entering the fire service much tougher."
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""Hi Josephine. We sell your wonderful book in our little shop @BrigadeMuseum . Your story is a great way to educate young people on the difficulties endured by trailblazers such as yourself. It’s also a great way to show aspiring firefighters that it’s a career for everyone !"
Ian Warne@ianwarne71 "I have a first edition of Red Watch. Great read.I think I've read most on your list, but two I would recommend are, Lifting the Kid @Kfullen76 & Fire Woman @FireWomanJo1 Two excellent reads and books the majority of the FRS can learn from."
".. One of the best biography I have ever read"
"Josephine paved the way for females in the fire service and should be justly proud of her achievements. This book is an excellent record of her fire service adventure and is a first-class read.”
"This book is an excellent read! This one had me enthralled and I read it in just a few hours ! Brilliant insight into the world of firefighting and Jo's private life too .. had me laughing in places, crying in others ... fabulous"