Percentage of Los Angeles Female Firefighters Still Low

Female Firefighters

The number of female firefighters in Los Angeles is currently at 3.1%, up from 2.9% in 2013. Since that year, the total number of firefighter recruits has been 826, with only 61 women among them.

Mayor Eric Garcetti has stated that his goal is to bring that up to 5% by 2020. However, it appears that there might be a long road ahead of him.