New York Firefighter Danae Mines Makes History

New York Firefighter Danae Mines Makes History


Only one of 41 women in the 11,000 member New York City Fire Department, Bronx native Danae Mines knew that she would be a long shot participant in the department’s annual calendar that typically only features men.

Cover photos of New York City’s buff bravest have been an exciting feature of the calendar.  But Mines tried out for the calendar and she made it.  The 11-year veteran of the New York City Fire Department is the first woman to even be featured on the calendar.

The annual New York City Firefighter calendar is a charitable effort effort that assists the  FDNY Foundation. All proceeds from the $17.95 calendar go to the foundation.  According to a report in the New York Daily News, the foundation is “the not-for-profit arm of the FDNY which was established to promote fire safety education for residents of New York City.”

The 2015 calendar that features Mines and eleven other members of New York City’s bravest can be purchased online here.



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Lauren Victoria Burke is a writer, comms strategist and political analyst. She created Crewof42, a blog focused on African American members of Congress, in 2009. Ms. Burke also writes for NBC BLK, The Root, NNPA and is the Managing Editor of Politic365. As part of a diverse career in politics and media, she has served as a congressional staffer for the U.S. Senate Democratic Policy Committee, Communications Director for U.S. Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) and Director of Communications for Justin Fairfax for Lt. Governor of Virginia. From 2014 to 2017, Ms. Burke appeared each Monday on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin on TVOne. Ms. Burke holds a B.A. in History from The American University. She was born and raised in New York. Email: Twitter: @LVBurke. IG: @laurenvburke. Periscope: @LVBurke