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The Working Group, 510-268-WORK


A comprehensive news and resource site for fire professionals.

The Fire and EMS Information Network
The most complete collection of fire and Emergency Medical Services links on the web. Site offers message boards, chat, equipment directories and schools and training info as well as links to fire- and EMS- related government agencies.

Site designed to acquaint users with the challenges of living or vacationing around wildfire areas. Interactive section has helpful games and maps including Making Your Home Firewise, the Peak Fire Seasons Map, Firewise IQ Quiz, Home Rating Scale and more.

Sparky the Fire Dog
Award-winning website for kids featuring Sparky, the official "spokesdog" of the National Fire Protection Association. Sparky makes learning about fire safety fun.

A comprehensive news and information focusing on the impact of diversity on the business world. Site includes a Diversity Resource Directory and information on recruitment & retention, mentoring, networking and measuring diversity.

International Association of Black Professional Fire Fighters
National membership organization which promotes interracial progress throughout the Fire Service, encourages the recruitment and advancement of black firefighters, collects and evaluates data on discrimination and implements corrective action.

International Association of Fire Fighters
AFL-CIO affiliated labor union representing over 230,000 professional firefighters and emergency medical personnel in the United States and Canada.

National Association of Gender Diversity Training
Supports and promotes programs, publications and training to assist businesses and individuals in creating a workplace culture of understanding, respect and inclusiveness for all men and women.

National Association of Hispanic Firefighters
National membership organization of 20,000 Hispanic professional and volunteer firefighters.

National Fire Protection Association
An international membership organization founded in 1896 to provide education and advocacy on fire safety and protection.

National MultiCultural Institute
Provides training and consulting services, publications and videos about diversity.

Teaching Tolerance
A national education project dedicated to helping teachers foster equity, respect and understanding in the classroom and beyond. Teaching Tolerance, created by the Southern Poverty Law Center, provides classroom resources, activities, recommended reading, videos and Teaching Tolerance magazine.

U.S. Department of Labor, Women's Bureau
Statistics about and information for working women.

Women in the Fire Service, Inc.
A membership organization providing networking and advocacy for fire service women, and resources and information for the fire service as a whole. WIFS publishes materials, holds conferences and provides guidance towards the goal of a "harmoniously diverse fire service".


Building a House for Diversity: A Fable about a Giraffe & an Elephant Offers New Strategies for Today's Workforce by R. Roosevelt Thomas, Jr. (Amacom, 1999)

Catching Fire: The Story of Firefighting by Gena K. Gorrell (Ages 9-12). (Tundra Books, 1999

Diversity Consciousness: Opening Our Minds to People, Cultures and Opportunities by Richard D. Bucher (Prentice Hall, 1999)

Fighting Fire by Caroline Paul (St. Martins Press, 1998)

The Fire Inside: Firefighters Talk About Their Lives by Steve Delsohn (HarperCollins, 1996)

Many Faces, One Purpose: A Manager's Handbook on Women in Firefighting Women in the Fire Service for United States Fire Administration.

Pathways to One America in the 21st Century: Promising Practices for Racial Reconciliation. One America: President's Initiative on Race.

Race: How Blacks and Whites Think and Feel About the American Obsession by Studs Terkel. (Anchor/Doubleday, 1993)

Race & Rhetoric: The True State of Race and Gender Relations in Corporate America by John P. Fernandez and Jules Davis (McGraw-Hill, 1998)

Real Heat: Gender and Race in the Urban Fire Service by Carol Chetkovich (Rutgers, 1997)

Voices of Diversity: Real People Talk About Problems and Solutions in a Workplace Where Everyone is Not Alike by Renee Blank and Sandra Slipp. (Amacom, 1994)


THE FIGHT IN THE FIELDS: CÉSAR CHÁVEZ AND THE FARMWORKERS' STRUGGLE about the first successful union for farmworkers and its charismatic leader. Paradigm Productions, 510/883-9814.

LIVELYHOOD a PBS series about the changing American workplace, hosted by Will Durst. The Working Group, 510/268-WORK.

MAKING PEACE people working neighbor-to-neighbor for positive community change. Films for the Humanities, 800/257-5126.

STRUGGLES IN STEEL: A STORY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN STEELWORKERS, an examination of the 100-year struggle for equal rights in the mills. California Newsreel, 800/621-6196.

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