Minnesota Fire Departments

This was sent out previously but am sending out one last time for anyone who was missed. Survey will be open the rest of this week, so please get out ASAP.

If you have females on your departments, please pass this along asking them to complete this survey on health of women firefighters. Information below.

Thank you.

Judy Thill, Fire Chief
Inver Grove Height Fire Department

We are writing to request your participation in a survey on the health of female firefighters. While there have been considerable advances in the literature related to firefighter health, most publications have been focused exclusively on males. The purpose of this study is to collect data specific to the health, perceptions and experiences of females in the career fire service.

The project is funded by the Assistance to Firefighters Grants. Participation is completely voluntary. Study findings will be used to increase our understanding of the health of female firefighters and identify areas for future research.

We want to collect data from as many female firefighters in the country as possible. If you would like to participate, please click on the link below:

Also, if you know other women firefighters, please forward this email to them so they can have the opportunity to participate. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the project lead, Dr. Sara Jahnke at Jahnke@ndri.org or 913-681-0300. Thank you in advance for your time and effort.


Sara A, Jahnke, Ph.D.
Center for Fire Rescue, & EMS Health Research
Institute for Biobehavioral Health Research
National Development & Research Institutes