This video from the USA says about itself:
Ultimate women firefighters show the boys how it’s done
5 July 2015
Two women firefighters from Indiana compete for gold in the bi-annual 2015 Ultimate Firefighter Challenge held in Springfield, Va.
By Conrad Landin in Britain:
Friday 16th October 2015
‘Prehistoric’ Tory peer told to apologise
“PREHISTORIC” Lord Norman Tebbit was called on to apologise yesterday after the veteran Tory said women should not be “allowed” to serve as firefighters.
They pressed the Conservative peer on the impact of his party’s reforms to fire service pensions, which will force staff to pay in more and retire five years later.
The Fire Brigades Union members argued that the changes would disproportionately affect women officers.
To their astonishment, Mr Tebbit replied by saying that “women shouldn’t be firefighters,” according to eyewitnesses.
Nottinghamshire firefighter Carina Peel demanded he explain his remarks, arguing that it was not her fault that her gender affected her work.
Mr Tebbit hit back, saying: “I can’t mother a child and that’s not my fault.”
Ms Peel said she then asked him if it would have “made a difference” if women officers had rescued him from the IRA’s 1986 bombing of the Grand Hotel in Brighton, in which he was injured.
Mr Tebbit dodged the question and moved the conversation on to another subject, she said.
FBU women’s committee secretary Samantha Rye joined Ms Peel in calling for an apology.
“Women have served with distinction alongside their male colleagues for over 30 years in the fire and rescue service,” she said.
“They work incredibly hard to prove themselves in what is still a predominantly male environment.
“Women firefighters go through the same testing and fitness training as their male colleagues do. We can do the job just as well.”
Ms Peel added: “I find (Lord Tebbit’s remark) hugely offensive and disrespectful.
“He showed a prehistoric attitude towards myself and women who have fought for 30 years to establish themselves in the fire service.”
The Star was unable to contact Lord Tebbit for comment.