NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - The latest class of graduating probationary FDNY firefighters includes four women, bringing the total number of female firefighters in the department to a record number of 49.
Lisa Cusimano, Sheliz Salcedo, Choeurlyne Doirin, and Aleigha Powder graduated from the Fire Training Academy on Friday.
The group of women include a mother of two daughters, a Marine, a former electrician and the first woman to have two brothers who also serve as firefighters.
While the number is a record high, women represent less than 0.5% of FDNY firefighters. There are more than 10,000 FDNY members.