Laura Kavanagh. FDNY’s First Female Acting Commissioner. Can Firefighting be Sustainable? Reducing Cancer Causing Chemicals. Frankie’s Firehouse Pancakes.

Content Warning: This episode contains graphic content. 

Welcome back to the hottest podcast in America, literally. Hosted by FDNY Hero and renowned advocate for firefighters, Rob Serra. 

It’s Women’s History month and we have a woman who is making history as a guest this week. She’s the first acting female commissioner in FDNY history. Laura Kavanagh (@LauraKavanagh) is changing the game. For the better. She’s changing the thinking around cancer causing chemicals in gear and foam. She’s changing the way things will run to be more sustainable. And she’s changing the minds of young women as to what’s possible. Every year, more and more women join the ranks of firefighters and first responders. It’s a path to a secure career that provides one of the most family friendly environments you could ask for.

Change can be a scary thing. But it can also be an inspiration.

And the 13 female FDNY Fire Academy graduates, the most in their history, are inspiring all of us here. And they’re inspiring a whole new generation of girls and young women who will follow in their footsteps. Congratulations to all of them.

And closer to home, Frankie whips up a batch of Firehouse Pancakes. They’re a family favorite and we think you’re going to love them.

Never forget isn’t just a hashtag here. If you’re one of America’s Firefighters, a first responder, or the family or a friend of one, this is your new home. 

And speaking of home, Frankie is cooking up a delicious batch of vodka sauce to get your taste buds fired up. We’re hungry just thinking about it.

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