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It’s been more than 25-years since the Cleveland Fire Department has hired a woman.

WKYC Channel 3’s Jasmine Monroe questioned why this gender gap exists, and what’s being done to fix it.

More than 750 fire-fighters make up the Cleveland Fire Department– but only four of them are women.

But tonight there is a new push to get more females in the fire stations.

The last female that came on to the Cleveland Division of Fire was back in 1989.

Now their down to four women and they are all expected to retire within the next few years. This will eliminate woman fire fighters in Cleveland completely.

Leaving zero women firefighters in the city of Cleveland.

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