Women’s Fire Alliance

Support and Empower Women in the Fire Service
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Our Mission

Women’s Fire Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to the support and empowerment of women in all aspects of the fire service by promoting an equitable work environment.

Hundreds of members and growing ... mentoring over 90 women entering and in the fire service right now!

Our next event will be TBD.


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Thanks are in order

The creation of the Women’s Fire Alliance as an organization dedicated to ensuring the equal treatment of women in the fire service and increasing the number of women firefighters was made possible by matching donations from:

Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors

1st   District        Hilda L. Solis
2nd District       Holly J. Mitchell
3rd  District       Sheila Kuehl
4th  District        Janice Hahn
5th  District       Kathryn Barger

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Los Angeles City Council Districts:

District 4   Nithya Raman
District 7   Monica Rodriguez
District 15  Joe Buscaino

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The Women’s Fire Alliance Executive Board consists of women of various departments and ranks.

All board members work on a volunteer basis.

Linda Cessor

WFA Co-Chair
Battalion Chief, LAFD

Erin Regan

WFA Co-Chair
Firefighter Paramedic, LACoFD

Deena Lee

WFA Vice Chair
Chief, El Segundo FD

Tamara Chick

WFA Secretary 
Captain II, LAFD

Melissa Hillis

WFA Treasurer
Engineer, Beverly Hills FD

Executive Board

The Women’s Fire Alliance Board of Directors consists of women and men of various departments, and ranks.

All board members work on a volunteer basis.

Cinnamon Basco

Firefighter / EMT
Costa Mesa Fire Department 

Stephanie Benjamin

Emergency Management Specialist/
Clinical EMT Skills Instructor

Andrea Binley

Captain / Recruitment and Retention Coordinator
San Bernardino County Fire Protection District

Jamie Ellazar

Captain / Assistant Fire Marshal

Dennis Garrett

Long Beach Fire Department

Nicole Pesqueira

Fire Marshal
El Segundo Fire Department

Public Resource Folder

Resources for anyone looking for support within the Fire Service

We are starting to fill the folders, and all categories need submissions.

Current categories include:
- FD Articles pertaining to women in the fire service
- Fire House Recipes
- Fitness
- Girls' Empowerment Camp Templates
- Health
- Interviewing/Promotions
- Know Your Rights
- Needs and Retention
- Sexual Harassment / Discrimination

If you have a category you would like added, or an item for one of the current categories please email:

[email protected]
Subject Line - Public Resource Folder.

Business Hours

  • Monday - Sunday