NTXWFF started as a group of women helping each other be the best firemen they could be. It didn’t take long to realize the need within North Texas to have an established organization that helped ALL women (hired, volunteer or those trying to get hired) reach their career goals! So in 2016 NTXWFF became a 501 (C) 3 Non-Profit.
We continue to find that women either don’t recognize that this is a career choice or perceive themselves to be incapable of performing the duties.
Research shows us that the best way to recruit a specific population is for like-members to be the ones recruiting. Because the fire service is predominantly male and the most successful way to recruit is through word of mouth, the current recruitment pool has been mostly males. We’re here to change that.
No, we’re not looking to make the fire service obtain a specific percentage of women, or even advocate for unqualified women to be hired simply because of their gender. Instead, what we’re here to be is a platform for women, small frame or not, mothers or not, married or not, to help them understand that women from all walks of life can be successful in this rewarding field of service.
Our organization helps to equip women to pass fire departments’ physical agility tests through training, coaching, and technique assistance.
We also offer education on career paths, information on local schools, and interview board preparation.