Caroline Paul, the author of Fighting Fire, takes the reader into the inner working of the San Francisco Fire Department with her first hand experiences. She joined the department not because she wanted to ever since she was a child but to get an exclusive story on the sexism in the SFFD. Once she was accepted into the department and started her work as a firefighter, she did not even care about the exclusive, she realized that she was doing a job she liked. Caroline received first hand experience of what it felt to be a female firefighter in the SFFD. Her transition from writer to fighter was quick. She was accepted into the department without the discrimination she hoped for. The firefighters were her knew family and the fire station was her new home. Her direct experiences and accounts make the story a credible one. She tells her experiences the way they occurred without sugar coats. This story is also a unique one, because she was a female entering the department as a "probie" not a male, which is shows first hand experiences in the department. This specific point of view is the closest of hearing and understanding about the alleged "sexist actions" against females in the SFFD, since she experienced it first hand.
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