New York City Fire Department Hires First Transgender Firefighter

The New York City Fire Department is welcoming its first openly transgender firefighter, the New York Post reports. “The tall blonde, who now goes by Brooke, is a third-generation firefighter, with her father still on the job.” “I am appreciative of the support that the FDNY has given me during this time in my life. However, it is my expressed wish that the details of my personal and professional life remain private,” she said in a written statement.